Written By: Blue Zertuche
TexasHoops.com Recruiting Analyst
After an explosive summer season, Fort Bend Travis', 5-foot-9 senior guard, Raymond Penn immediately had his stock increase and was rewarded by rivials.com as the number nine ranked point guard in the nation.
Soon after, Penn received and accepted an offer from the Oklahoma State Cowboys' program and hasn't slowed down since. In recent weeks, Penn has hit the 40 point mark and has his team gearing up for a playoff run. Besides a state title, there is one other reward Penn is gunning for.
"Everything is going good with the season," said Penn. "We are 7-2 in district and looking to have the second or third spot. Everyone is playing good and we are 12 deep on the bench. Everything is clicking."
Penn's 42 point performance in late January against Dulles, has him feeling as though he deserves a shot at a very prestige honor. McDonald's All-American.
"I've been doing it all year. I'm pushing for it (McDonald's All-American) and feel like I should have an opportunity. I've never been in a winning program before and have earned everything I have gotten. This year I'm a leader. You can't be a leader until you are put in a situation to lead, and I've done that. I haven't been blessed with great players around me in the past, and winning wasn't always an option
until this year."
As for the rest of the season, Penn still remains focused.
"I can always be better. The little things are what I look to improve on. Pump fakes to get by my man or create for others, getting better at the pick and role and just playing hard. As a team, we want a state title and we are still battling for a district title."