September 8, 2015 After a strong junior season with West Liberty, and a summer honing his skills with Iowa Pump ‘N Run, 6-foot-4 forward Braydon Smith has caught the interest of several area programs. NAIA and Division III programs are…
September 8, 2015
After a strong junior season with West Liberty, and a summer honing his skills with Iowa Pump ‘N Run, 6-foot-4 forward Braydon Smith has caught the interest of several area programs.
NAIA and Division III programs are primarily interested, with one Division II school in the mix.
“I’ve been on visits to Upper Iowa, Coe, and Morningside. I’ve talked to all those schools, and then also Dubuque quite a bit lately. I’ve also been talking to DMACC, and I think I’ll visit there soon,” said Smith.
“Definitely Morningside is showing the most interest. On my visit there it was me and a group of recruits, and we played for a couple hours, I liked it a lot actually.”
The 6’4 forward has largely been relied upon as an undersized post in the past, but says he’s been working to evolve into a wing.
“I worked on my shooting and driving all offseason. I’ve always played in high school with my back to the basket, so I’ve kind of tried to change that because if I want to play at the next level I’ll have to play more on the outside,” said Smith.
“At the next level I probably will be a three more than likely. In high school ball I just talked to my coach about this and I’ll be playing all positions, it just depends on who we have in the game.”
Smith lead the Comets last season with averages of 13.1 points, and 7.3 rebounds. He described his style of play to PHI.
“I like to hustle, I like to wear the defense down, and when I’m playing defense I like to wear the offense down even. I definitely need to improve my ball-handling and shooting,” said Smith.
“We had a rough season last year, we played in a really tough conference. I think we have a good team this year. I’ll need to up my averages quite a bit, and a goal of mine is first team all-conference.”