Sometime maybe he will be referred to as the famous Legend Smiley.
For now, he’s just Legend, a promising 6-foot-5 sophomore taking pictures guard for Garfield Higher School who on Monday received a scholarship give from the College of Washington basketball software.
With his extended and lean stature, an clear shift would be to assess him to Seattle native Dejounte Murray, the previous Rainier Beach front Substantial and UW playmaker, and now an All-Star guard for the San Antonio Spurs.
Yet a further participant for him to emulate is Roydell Smiley. Which is correct, his dad. The elder Smiley was a 6-foot-4 capturing guard who played at Garfield Higher along with Brandon Roy and Will Conroy, between other folks, and wound up at USC.
The present prolonged to the multipurpose Legend Smiley arrived from his dad’s former teammate, Conroy, now a Husky assistant coach.
This Smiley is an all-spherical participant who’s just starting to capture everyone’s eye on the AAU countrywide circuit even though a member of Seattle Rotary. He is a notable perimeter shooter who considers himself a capable defender.
He will come off a freshman period in which he performed a aid function for a Garfield staff that went 24-1, getting rid of only by 4 in the point out quarterfinals.
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“I can engage in 1 by way of 5 if necessary,” Legend Smiley explained of the positions on the ground. “Largely, I enjoy two or three.”
Roydell expended two several years at an Iowa junior higher education right before he joined USC. He averaged 8.6 points and 2.6 rebounds for every recreation as a part-time starter for the Trojans in 2002-03 before he broke his leg in an NCAA Tournament sport and could not return for his senior year.
While it can be however early, the more youthful Smiley been given his initial scholarship supply from the College of San Francisco in the course of this previous period. A couple of Major Sky colleges have weighed in. The UW now has set in an early supply.
It can be just a beginning for this player named Legend, who will perform on getting a genuine legend.
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