Archbishop Molloy Guard Has High D-1 Interest

Reporter Frank Mantesta has a player profile update on Russell Smith ...


HEIGHT: 5-foot-11

WEIGHT: 163 Pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, New York


AAU TEAM: New York City Gauchos

CLASS: 2009, A Current Junior

POSITIONS: Point Guard/Shooting Guard

EVALUATION OF RUSSELL SMITH'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: We caught up with guard Russell Smith from Molloy. He had just got done hitting threes, making steals and driving to the basket in leading his Stanner team to a couple of victories in the Holiday tournament at Aviator sports in Brooklyn.

Russell told us Iona, Minnesota, George Mason, Rutgers, Manhattan, Hofstra, Stanford, St John's, and Connecticut have all stated interest in him. Syracuse has not contacted him but he stated to us Louisville and Syracuse have always been his dream schools.

After seeing him twice in the last three weeks, teams should start dreaming of him. He has a no quit attitude. He is an excellent ballhandler which enables him to create space for himself to get off the three point shot

When you overplay his jump shot he can blow by you. He is a scoring point guard who likes getting his teammates involved as much as scoring.

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