" I want you to go out there tonight and be the best #42 on the
floor!!!" So was the challenge issued Senior co-captain Kevin
Smith prior to the CovCath game back on February 22nd, 2005 by
the Mustangs coaching staff - AND HE WAS. The other
#42 on the floor that night was worn by Covington Catholic's Mr.
Basketball candidate, Division One Penn signee, Brennen Votel.
Smitty led all scorers in the game, putting up fifteen points in the
battle for the consensus Number One ranking in all of
Northern Kentucky while playing relentless defense and turning in
perhaps his best all-around basketball game while wearing a
Brossart uniform, leading his Mustangs to a 68-52 thumping of the
Ninth Region kingpins. Again, Kevin Smith showed his stuff in
It was Smitty's defensive efforts in big games vs Mason County
over the past few years where he guarded Mr. Basketball Chris
Lofton that motivated Mason County Head Coach Kelly Wells to
tab the lanky Mustang as a great college prospect and recruit the
6'6" guard/forward to Hawaii Pacific University when Wells took
an assistants job there this season.
Smitty's best playing days are in front of him and he is going to get
to showcase himself at the next level.
Kevin Smith received a rude welcome to high school
basketball, breaking his wrist while playing in his first
game in a a Junior Varsity game vs Covington Catholic.
Sleek as a thoroughbred racehorse with the athletic
ability of a deer effortlessly jumping a fence, Smitty has
paid for his athletic abilities and streamlined frame by
spending time on the disabled list off and on throughout
his career - always bouncing back and playing
better/stronger/harder after each setback.
His most recent time-lost injury befell him on Thursday
night, December 16th of his senior season when he
strained some ligament/tendons in his lower right leg,
sitting the Mustangs co-captain for nearly a month
before re-joining the team vs Erlanger Lloyd on January
13th of 2005..
Smith managed to compete in 18 of the Mustangs 24
games that season finishing the season as our
third-leading scorer behind Evan McDole and Jason
Cooper. Smitty put 160 points on the borad, averaging
8.9ppg, and led the team from behind the arc, hitting on
21 of 53 three-point shot attempts for an impressive
40% connection rate.
Kevin ranks 36th among all-time career leading
|Kevin's Four Year Composite Varsity Stats
Games - 87
2Pt Field Goals-170-364-46.7%
3Pt Field Goals- 44-130-34%
TL Field Goals-214-494-43.3%
Free Throws - 139-215-64.6%
Points - 611 - 7.0ppg
Rebounds - 360 - 4.2rpg
Blocks - 60
Assists - 144
Steals - 165
|Photos Courtesy Of
Mr. Tim Cooper
|Kevin Smith joins the Mustangs Legends list on the
merits of being the first-ever Brossart Mustangs
Basketball Player to be signed to a four year full ride
scholarship at a NCAA Division II program.
Smith Signed To Play His College Career at
10th All "A" All
Hack's NoKy MVP
10th All "A" All
All "A" State Tournament
ICN-6 "Player of the Year"
Enquirer First Team
NKAC Division II
NKAC Division II
Defensive Player Of The Year
All "A" All-Tournament
Blue Chip - 3 Point Shootout
Received a Four Year Full-Ride
NCAA Division II
|Kevin Smith completed his
freshmen year at Hawaii-Pacific
University where he played in 23
games, averaging 5.5 minutes per
He scored 42 points and shot 46.8%
from beyond the arc (6-13).
Kevin chose not to return to
Hawaii-Pacific for his sophomore
season, and although offered
various playing opportunities here
in the states, chose to forego the
remainder of his college career,
joining the family business.