Tech Gets Speedy

Louisiana Tech Head Basketball Coach is looking to add speed to his back court and overall athleticism to his team. He went a long way in that regard today with the signing of Kenny Smith.

Kenny Smith, a 6'1" point guard from Boca Ciega High School in the St. Petersburg, Florida area, is the kind of exciting guard Coach White wants on his team. Averaging close to 20 points and 10 assists, Smith is the kind of 20/10 guy that Coach White was looking for. Smith played a key role in Boca Ciega becoming one of the top 5A programs in the State of Florida.

Smith, who already has a 20 on his ACT, said he feels like Louisiana Tech is a great fit. "I think Coach White's style is perfect," he explained. "He loves to push the ball and not wait on the defense. He lets his guards play free.

"Coach White and I are on the same page when it comes to pushing the ball and also running the team," added Smith. "I can push the ball real fast and I can also play defense.

Smith made his visit to campus last weekend. "This was actually my forst time in Louisiana," admitted the point guard. "It was actually really my first time away from home, but as soon as I got there I felt like I was home again."

Smith joins a young back court that includes fellow signee Alex Carr and last year's freshman starter, Kenyon McNeaill.

Coach White has been pretty straightforward in his short time in Ruston. He wants to play aggressive basketball. He wants to really play fast and he wants guards who can create for themselves and their teammates. Kenny Smith is all of those things and more. Smith averaged two steals a game his senior year. Coach White just might have snuck into Florida and pulled off a steal of his own.


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