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Posted On: 12/7/18 12:00 PM
After spending a freshman season at King’s Ridge, 5-foot-10 point guard Sutton Smith is now at Denmark, and thriving.
A slick lefty with some nice handles and a jumper, Smith has a knack for hitting jumpers and a floor general’s mentality.
“My best quality is my ability to run a team with my ball-handling and passing, and then my ability to knock-down shots from behind the 3-point line,” said Smith, who is working on bulking up a bit.
“I spent a lot of time this summer in the weight-room, knowing that a little extra strength would help me in a lot of areas.”
Sutton played within the King’s Ridge program last season, and now he’s hooping at Denmark. He’s averaging 17 points, 7 assists and four rebounds through eight games.
“I have a big leadership role on this team. I carry a lot of the ball-handling and scoring loads. We’ve had a pretty solid season so far, we’re 6-2, so it’s been good,” said Smith.
“Our goal is to go win a region championship and try and compete in the state tournament. And other than that, our goal is to take it one game at a time and try and win each game.”
A HYPE product, Smith played with the 15U squad this past and summer, “We had a lot of highly-ranked guys who made a statement after last summer — so, we‘re all excited to get after it again this year.”
Smith picked up some Division II interest, also Division I interest from Rice this past summer while playing with HYPE. He could that interest ramp up in the next 12 months.
“Hopefully, I can just play as well as I can this year,” said Smith. “And find some schools who are interested in having me play for them.”