Dykes Adds JUCO Player To ‘15-16 Roster

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team continues to add some height to its roster announcing the signing of 6-3 junior college post player Tatiyana Smith to a National Letter of Intent for the 2014-15 season.

“Tatiyana is another key piece in our 2015 recruiting class,” said Arkansas head coach Jimmy Dykes. “She is a really long athlete that will give us the size we need in the SEC. She has a lot of upside and will continue to get better. We are fortunate to get her.”

Smith, a Plano, Texas, native, played two seasons at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock., Ark.

As a freshman, Smith played in 30 of 31 games shooting 40.3 percent and averaging 7.1 points per game and 9.5 rebounds per game in her first season.  As a sophomore, Smith elevated her game averaging 11.4 points per game and 7.2 rpg.

As a prep player for Plano East High, Smith helped the team to a 23-12 record playing in 33 games as a senior.

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2014-15 @RazorbackWBB Signees

Name Pos Yr Ht Hometown / Previous School
Alecia Cooley C Jr-Tr 6-4 Evanston, Ill. / Evanston Township HS / State Fair Community College
Jordan Danberry G Fr 5-8 Conway, Ark. / Conway HS
Briunna Freeman G Fr 5-9 Pelham, Ga. /Pelham HS
Malica Monk G Fr 5-5 North Little Rock, Ark. / NLR HS
Tatiyana Smith C Jr-Tr 6-3 Plano, Texas / Plano East HS / Arkansas Baptist College
Keiryn Swenson G/F Fr 6-1 Wichita, Kan. /Maize HS
Bailey Zimmerman GF Fr 6-0 Hattieville, Ark. /Wonderview HS