1-on-1 With Class of 2018 Roderick Smith

Gene's Page talks one-on-one with class of 2018 center Roderick Smith of Crystal Springs (MS) High School.


  • Name: Roderick Smith
  • Classification: 2018
  • High School: Crystal Springs (MS) High School
  • Position: Center
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-8, 200
  • Ranking: NR
  • Schools Of Interest: Baylor, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss

  • Your nickname is Big Baby. When did you get that nickname?
    "My AAU coach started calling me that. LSU's Glenn Davis' was also called Big Baby."

    Does your coach compare you to him?
    "Yes sir."

    Describe your game.
    "I am a post player, I am versatile and I can shoot the ball."

    What kind of offensive game do you have?
    "I have a mid-range game."

    What kind of defensive player are you?
    "Defensively, I try to do my best so that I can do anything, rebound, steal the ball, all of it."

    What are things that you still want to work on?
    "Conditioning, post moves, rebounding the ball better, really work on my entire game."

    Does your coach talk to you about what schools are expressing interest in you?
    "No sir, but I have received a letter from Baylor."

    Are you interested in the in-state schools?
    "Yes sir, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss."

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.


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