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Men's basketball adds 2,000-point scorer to recruiting class

Pfeiffer University men’s basketball coach Jeremy Currier has announced the signing of 2,000 point scorer, Mike Smith. Smith joins the Falcons from Lexington, KY and was a four-year captain and starter at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

“We’re really excited about Mike,” said Currier. “He has terrific guard skills and is an outstanding young man. Mike addresses two areas of need; the ability to knock down shots and pressure the ball defensively. While he was a prolific scorer in high school, perhaps the best thing Mike does is pressure the ball and generates steals and turnover opportunities. His experience guarding the ball 94 feet will be invaluable for our team.”

Smith, a 2013 signee, scored 2,256 career points and his 450 career steals place him fourth in KHSAA history. In 2013, he was named the 43rd District Tournament MVP as well as the MVP of the National Guard Shoot for the Cure Classic. For his career, Smith was named All-Region, All-Conference and All-City three times and garnered the Courier Journal’s 3rd Team All-State honors. The 5’9’’ point guard was the City’s leading scorer twice in his career and poured in a career-high 22.5 points per game as a sophomore, including a 46-point performance. Mike was named the Player of the Game in the Hazard Classic, Al Prewitt Classic and Letcher Co. Classic.

Smith joins Connor Dahn, Charlie Wagoner and Xavier Evans to form an impressive four-player recruiting class. The newcomers will join 11 returning lettermen and four starters from the 2012-13 squad. Seven of the Falcons top eight scorers last season were freshmen or sophomores. 

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