Thursday, July 15, 2010
GU Recruit: Ramon Smith G 6-3 jr.
It's taken quite a while -- that's what happens when you replace two-thirds of your team -- but here's the final bio on the 7-member Gannon recruiting class. (Note: Another signing could be made later this summer; if it happens we'll hop back onto Google and look for info on that guy, too.)
I tried uncovering as much info as I could on Ramon Smith, but that's hard to do with a guy named "Smith." For example, he's from the Virginia area and dang was I excited to see that Ramon Smith was named Washington Post All-Met honorable mention in 2006. The first team for that squad included Kevin Durant (Texas/NBA), Austin Freeman (Georgetown), Greivis Vasquez (Maryland/NBA), and Darryl Webb (IUP). But that Ramon Smith was from St. Stephen's/St. Agnes High School, not Patterson High School like Gannon's Ramon Smith. So, he's not that guy, but thank goodness he's not THIS Ramon Smith.
Here's what I could come up with on the real Ramon Smith, much of the data thanks to Gannon's Super SID Dan Teliski:
* Transferred from Frederick (Md.) Community College, where he led the Cougars to their first-ever regional title
* Named to the NJCAA Region XX Division I All-Tournament team after registering 19 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists in the regional championship game. Here's the article from that contest.
* Here's his bio from FCC. Rather underwhelming from an information perspective, eh?
* I'm not sure who Frederick is playing in this photo of Smith, but holy moly is that a huge arena.