Kevin Smith '05
|Kevin's Four Year Composite Varsity Stats
|Photos Courtesy Of
Mr. Tim Cooper
|" 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,
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 Blue-chip time.
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 was 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"
Hack's NoKy MVP
10th All "A"
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
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.
| On February 10th, 2004, Mason
County, then ranked 2nd in the State,
played Brossart, ranked 16th, at the
Campbell County Middle School.
Louisville Coach Rick Pitino was in
attendance to watch Chris Lofton.
Kevin Smith had the defensive
assignment on Lofton that night, and
his length caused the Mason County
star some problems. Lofton was held to
12 points that night.
Those of us close to the Brossart
program are convinced that Pitino
thought that Lofton (6'1" - 180lbs) would
have trouble competing against the
bigger, more physical Division I players
at Louisville based on his production vs
the Brossart defender, and passed on
Lofton went on to Tennessee, where
he generated questions as those asked
in the published article above. At
Tennessee, Lofton was All-American all
four years and in his junior season was
named the SEC Player of the Year.