St. Andrew’s Smith Earns Scholly

Monday, November 18th, 2013

St. Andrew’s Smith Earns Scholly

St. Andrew’s guard Malcolm Smith made a verbal commitment to Philadelphia University on Monday, accepting a full four year scholarship from the division II school according to Saints’ head coach Michael Hart.  

Smith is a six-foot-three guard currently doing a post-graduate season at St. Andrew’s after having graduated from the Winchendon School last fall.  He is originally from the state of Maine, where he began his high school career.  

“Malcolm is a premier shooter and athlete that division I schools missed,” Hart said, “and he gets a chance to play for a Hall of Fame coach who has a division I caliber program.  We are all very excited for Malcolm and his family.”

Philly U head coach Herb Magee has been the head coach at his alma mater for the last 45 years and has amassed over 960 wins in that time.  He was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.  

Smith is a high level athlete with good size in the backcourt.  He’s capable of playing on or off the ball and is still only just scratching the surface of his vast potential, where he’s not only capable of continuing to emerge offensively but also of developing into a lockdown defender.  

Smith joins Bonzie Colson (Notre Dame) and Henry Bolton (Utah State) to become the third St. Andrew’s product to accept a scholarship so far in the class of 2014.