Scoochie Smith: Under the radar

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Dayton guard Scoochie Smith celebrates a basket against Saint Joseph’s in the quarterfinals of the A-10 tournament on Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. David Jablonski/Staff


Scoochie Smith, the only guy on Dayton’s roster who could take on the persona of a Brazilian soccer star and be known for his first name only, has drawn plenty of attention before the first game of his sophomore season.

Smith is still enough of an unknown quantity, however, that today he was named to a list of 20 under-the-radar breakout players for the 2014-15 season on CBSSports.com. Here’s what Jon Rothstein wrote about Smith:

Armed with 20 pounds of extra muscle along with the experience of playing major minutes on a team that advanced to the Elite Eight, Smith will be in the conversation about the best point guards in the Atlantic 10. With Khari Price — last year’s starting floor general — no longer in the Flyers’ program, Dayton is now truly “Scoochie’s” team.


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