Racer Basketball Signs Anthony Smith
By Murray State Athletics
MURRAY, KY - Murray State head men's basketball
coach Matt McMahon announced the signing of Anthony Smith, a 6-7
forward from Barton County Community College in Kansas.
Smith, from Potomac High School in
Suitland, Maryland, will join the Racers as a junior for the 2017-18
season. "We are excited to welcome Anthony
to the Murray State Family," Coach McMahon said. "Anthony
had a great sophomore season at Barton County and will make an
immediate impact in our front court. He will bring toughness,
energy, and leadership to our team, both on the court and in the
locker room. We're looking forward to his arrival this summer."
In the 2016-17 season, Smith helped the
Barton County Cougars finish 25-8 as he earned All-Kansas Jayhawk
Community College Conference first team honors and a selection to the
NJCAA All-Region 6 team. Smith played in all 33 games and scored 12.7
points per game and hauled in a team-best 8.3 rebounds per game. He
was a 61 percent shooter from the floor.
Some of Smith's best performances
included a career-high 32 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Pratt
and a 21 point/13 rebound effort against the 2017 National Champions,
Hutchinson. He also had a big game against Coffeyville with 24 points
and 15 rebounds.
Smith played at Barton County for head
coach Craig Fletchall.
"I've been doing this for 30 years
and Anthony is one of my all-time favorites," Fletchall said.
"He works hard, he competes and he's a winner. He was our
captain and leader. Anthony helped us to 43 wins here at Barton in
the last two years. I like his toughness and his willingness to
rebound. Murray State will enjoy having him for the next two