Kylee Elmore took three official collegiate visits. One school stood out above the others.

Elmore will continue her basketball career after signing Friday with Hannibal-LaGrange. It was the first place she visited and remained at the top of her list when it was time to make a decision.

“I felt really comfortable on the campus,” Elmore said. “It felt like I was supposed to go there. My workout went exceptionally well – like a sign I was supposed to go there.”

Surrounded by her parents, family members and friends, Elmore signed the paperwork Friday inside Hiett Gymnasium to make Hannibal her next destination. The Houston High School senior will transition next year from Tiger to Trojan.

“I’m going to try to do the same as I did in high school – come in and work as hard as I can to play as much as I can,” Elmore said. “I want us to win. That’s what matters.”

A four-year starter at Houston, Elmore had a standout career in her hometown. She reached the 1,000 point plateau during the 2014-’15 season and was a first team all-conference and all-district selection. She led Houston to a 19-win season and back-to-back appearances in the district championship game.

Third-year Hannibal La-Grange coach Kelly Quigle said she was especially excited to add Elmore’s perimeter shooting to her program. Elmore established a new team record with 75 3-pointers her senior season on 45.5 percent shooting.

“We’re missing a pure outside shooter,” Quigle said. “Just watching her play and seeing her workout, I know she’ll be able to step right in and make some 3s for us.”

Elmore, who averaged 15.6 points, 4.6 assists and 2.5 steals her senior season, will be part of a young team next season. The Trojans’ 12-player roster will have seven newcomers. Six will be freshmen.

Quigle said Elmore should fit in nicely with her team’s uptempo style. Hannibal-LaGrange had an 11-18 record last season.

“She’s got a great attitude,” Quigle said. “I can’t wait to have her on campus in September.”

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