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Posted On: 08/1/18 10:49 AM
Despite the fact he didn’t start for Seattle Rotary, Stevie Smith had a great experience this spring and summer on the EYBL circuit. The athletic 6-foot-5, 185-pound swingman from Rainier Beach was able to get some quality court time and he’s hoping he made enough of an impact on college coaches to increase his college recruitment.
Playing against some of top players in the nation is one of the biggest things Smith will take away from his time on the EYBL. “It was the best competition I ever played against,” Smith said. “I did decent but I could have done better, been more aggressive. But the summer has been good, playing with my guys and trying to pick up some offers.”
Smith feels that his shooting, defense, and rebounding from the wing have been solid this summer and he’s been working on his ball skills since he knows he will be playing on the wing at the next level. At the Premier Summer Championships in Salem, he showed some good athleticism and a good touch from the perimeter out to three-point range.
On the recruiting front, Smith noted that Utah State and San Francisco have been in the most contact, with the Dons watching him recently at the Premier Summer Showcase in Salem.
“I’m wide open,” Smith said. “I like Cali(fornia) but just whatever school offers and whatever fits.”
Smith indicated that he could sign early in the fall if given the opportunity but was not completely certain of that at this point.