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INDIANA BASKETBALL RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Monrovia’s Smith destined for Florida sunshine

By: , February 27, 2020, 11:50 am

The upside is insane. The sun and fun in Florida awaits.

Monrovia’s Josh Smith, one of the most underrated players in the state’s senior class, committed to Stetson last week. The 6-foot-8 Smith is a picture of versatility out of the front court. He can play small forward or be the quintessential “stretch 4” at the power forward spot. This winter, his Monrovia squad is 16-4 and he’s averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. Just last week, he joined the 1,000 point club.

Smith’s recruiting process was a slow burn: He sprouted 10 inches since his freshman year and it wasn’t until last season that he began attracting interest from DI college programs. Stetson is a small DI school from Florida. The Hatters compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference. 

Other recent commitments:

Zionsville two-sport standout Ben Weidner will be playing basketball and soccer at DePauw next year. Weidner (6-2) is averaging 12 points per game out of the backcourt on the hardwood and captained the No. 1 soccer team in the state back in the fall, netting 10 goals and 8 assists in a half season due to injury. 

University’s Max Greenamoyer committed to Hanover College recently. Greenamoyer might be the best 3-point bomber in the Indianapolis area right now. He’s putting up 16 points per game and shoots 55 percent from downtown.

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN