Posts Tagged ‘Shaq Smith’

Here’s a nice interview with Flint Northern’s Shaquille Smith, one of the top junior guards in the state.

From Hotbed Hoops:

Saginaw Arthur Hill’s Maurice Jones, a senior point guard who’s committed to USC, is averaging nearly 30 points and 10 assists per game for the Lumberjacks.

While Northern junior point guard Shaquille Smith doesn’t have the same pedigree or attention of Jones, he does have one thing many opposing players lack: comparable quickness. Those two guards going at each other should make Friday’s Northern-Arthur Hill matchup an exciting one.

“Maurice is an outstanding player and I know Shaquille looks up to him and respects his game,” said Northern coach Thomas Tucker. “I don’t want it to be a matchup between two point guards, I want it to be a matchup between two teams. I know there’s going to be a little rivalry there though, people comparing.”

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Here’s my list of top 15 players in the Flint area for 2009-10. I had decided to do 10 players, but there’s too much talent here for so few.

It’s early, but these are my guys:

1.) Patrick O’Brien, Senior, Flint Powers: All-around, he’s just the best.
2.) Patrick Lucas-Perry, Junior, Flint Powers: Great floor general.
3.) Glenn Cosey, Senior, Flint Carman-Ainsworth: Tough lead guard hampered by stodgy C-A offense.
4.) Shaq Smith, junior, Flint Northern: Mostly unguardable.
5.) William Sams, Senior, Montrose (transfer): Gets better every time I see him. I could see him scoring 20+ per game in the GAC Blue.