Hannibal, MO. – HLGU's Women's Basketball Team gained additional talent from Florida this past week.  Taneal Smith, daughter of Ever Davis and Will Lee committed to Hannibal-LaGrange University to further her basketball career.  She currently attends Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida.

Smith was selected to Gulf Coast All Star Selection team this past season.  She also was a part of the Sarasota vs. Manatee County All Star Selection Team.  While attending HLGU, Smith plans on majoring in Nursing.

Manatee High School's Coach Persinger shared, "This signing makes me smile the most.  From the very first day, Taneal has bought into the changes we've made to the program.  The success she has had on the court and in the weight room will leave a profound effect on this program.  Everything that Taneal has received has been earned and that is something special to hang her hat on.  The fact that our nine returners all saw that this year only makes her impact even greater upon her departure."

HLGU Head Women's Basketball Coach Kelly Quigle shared, "We are grateful that Taneal will be joining our program.  I look forward to having her on campus in the Fall."