Posted On: 01/23/19 5:00 AM
St. John's is back on the right track. Starting the season 5-6 was unfamiliar territory for Toledo's perennial Division I power. But, with the insertion of transfer Caleb Smith, the Titans have found a spark.
Gaining the junior wing scorer for the second half of the season has resulted in two conference wins over teams who came into their contest with a superior record — Findlay and, now, Central Catholic.
The Titans won 56-42 Tuesday. But we'll focus on how exactly Smith affects the game, along with examining the other top performers.
Caleb Smith (2020), 6'4" W, St. John's
stats: 17 points, 5 rebounds
SJJ runs offense for long periods of time, challenging the defense to remain disciplined for up to 45 seconds at a time. Now with Smith, though, they have another guy who can create his own shot outside of the motion sets. What's more, Smith looks to score every time he touches the ball and puts immense pressure on the defense.
At the same time, Smith had good shot selection, he just looks to see what he has consistently. Grab and go wing scorer with good speed. Impressive scoring touch at the rim and