Posted On: 03/22/19 10:46 AM
With good size and some length to boot, Atwater’s 6-foot-3 shooting guard Robert Smid is certainly a prospect to keep a close eye on over the next two years.
A solid two-way player, Smid — who recently wrapped up his sophomore season — says creating for others and being disruptive defensively are his best basketball traits.
“I’m good at getting to the rim and I can get people open when I drive and create lanes, also I can shoot the 3 from all over the court. Defensively, I’m long and athletic, so I can block shots and play passing lanes easily,” said Smid.
“I’m working on becoming more of a leader, and I want to get my free-throw percentage up.”
Smid’s sophomore season at Atwater proved that he can be a dynamic scorer; he averaged 16 points per game for the Falcons, “I was mainly used as a scorer and to get rebounds,” he said.
Now, the rangy prospect is headed into his offseason, and will play with Stanco 16U.
“This summer, I’m trying to win with my AAU team, maybe pick up some offers and just improve my game all around, get stronger,” said Smid, who hopes to see some recruitment come his way soon.
“I’ve been in contact with some college coaches from around here in California, but the next couple of years my goal is to get some offers and end up playing D1 ball.”