Stanners' Guard Among Best In 2009 Class

Reporter Mike Sullivan has free player profile update on Russell Smith ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Russell Smith

HEIGHT: 5-foot-11

WEIGHT: 164 Pounds

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

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Jack Curran

AAU TEAM: New York City Gauchos

CLASS: 2009, A Current Junior

POSITIONS: Point Guard/Shooting Guard

EVALUATION OF RUSSELL SMITH'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: The reporters on this website have watched Russell Smith play several times over the past year. Smith is an explosive, energetic guard who is now in the starting backcourt for the Stanners of Molloy.

He possesses more confidence and polish now in his individual game. He has the ability to drop down a three-point shot while taking his man off the dribble and creating his own offensive opportunities.

Among the schools showing major interest in Smith's individual game: St. John's University, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Iona, George Mason, Connecticut, Hofstra, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Stanford, Syracuse, Louisville, and Manhattan.

Smith is a major impact player on the division one level, showcasing the ability to score in any situation.


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