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Kali Jones signs with K-State

The community college product is the Wildcats’ fifth addition for next season

NCAA Womens Basketball: Connecticut at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

From a rookie perspective, things are looking up for Jeff Mittie’s squad.

The Kansas State women’s basketball head coach announced Thursday that forward Kali Jones has signed a National Letter of Intent with K-State for the spring signing period. Jones will join the team for the 2017-18 campaign with two years of eligibility.

A 6-foot-3 product of Mount San Antonio College in Murrieta, Calif., Jones joins a 2017-18 K-State incoming class that was already ranked No. 26 nationally by Blue Star Basketball Report, and No. 32 by Prospects Nation.

In 2017 at Mount San Antonio College, Jones averaged 10.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game on her way to All-South Coast Conference First Team honors.

K-State’s incoming class now includes Jones, guards Cymone Goodrich (Chicago, Ill.) and Rachel Ranke (Burnsville, Minn.) and forwards Mary Lakes (Peoria, Ill.) and Ashley Ray (Girard, Kan.).

Jones fills the empty roster spot left by Lanie Page’s departure.

K-State posted a 23-11 (11-7 Big 12) record in 2016-17, securing an NCAA Tournament first-round win over Drake before falling to Stanford.