CTK Rising Senior Has Some D-1 Interest

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

PLACE OF EVALUATION: St. John's team camp

PLAYER PROFILE: Marion Smith

HEIGHT: 5-foot-8

WEIGHT: 145 pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: Christ The King High School in Middle Village, N.Y.

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Bob Oliva

POSITIONS: Shooting guard, point guard

CLASS: 2009, A rising senior

COLLEGE INTEREST: Fordham, Iona, and St. John's

STRENGHTS: A very good shooter, quick with a good handle

AREAS TO IMPROVE: Decision making and just needs more experience

EVALUATION: Will probably play more at the off guard position. Marion or "Pudda" as he likes to be called, can score with the ball. He is a solid shooter who does possess the ability to get off his own shot.

Playing every day against Erving Walker {Florida} in practice had to have a positive effect on Pudda's game.

Even though he might be playing the two guard position, in coach Oliva's game plans his players have to do everything well. So there is no doubt that Pudda will eventually have all the necessary tools to play the point in college.


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