Academy at the Lakes post Tatiana Manuel has signed with Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Wildcats athletic director Tom Haslam said Tuesday morning in a text message.
Manuel, the Times’ North Suncoast player of the year, was the top player for Pasco County’s top team. The 6-foot-2 athlete developed into an all-around player as a senior after transferring from Brooks-DeBartolo. She doubled her scoring, to 16 points per game, while averaging nine rebounds and six blocks per game.
Manuel exploded for 27 points on 10-of-11 shooting in the Class 2A state semifinal to lead her Wildcats to the title game.
She also received interest from College of Charleston, Webber International and USF, among others.