NYC Guard Still Open In His Recruiting

Reporter Mike Sullivan has an update on talented guard prospect Russell Smith, who played last season at Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, New York ...

Russell Smith, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound combo guard who played for Jack Curran's Molloy Stanners last season, said he is adjusting well and has a good time at South Kent in Connecticut.

"The guys are great here," he said. "I'm having a good time, working hard, getting ready for the season."

Smith said he remains open in his recruiting process though schools like Auburn, Ball State, St. Bonaventure, and Houston had offered him over a month ago.

"I hope to make a decision before the high school season begins," he said. "If not, then during it."

Smith said he doesn't have a leader either in his recruiting process. Russell has played well in the IS8 League, averaging over 30 points a game. He is a prolific guard, able to produce points in bunches and from anywhere on the court.


A superlative scorer around the rim, Smith has a knack for finishing tough drives. He is capable of taking over games with his scoring, and does the majority of his damage within 12 feet of the hoop. He is able to break down defenders with his dribble and get into the lane for floaters or runners.

PREVIOUS COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST: Louisville, Rutgers, DePaul, Virginia, Connecticut, and Notre Dame.

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