With many new additions to the team this year, the name I am hearing the least about is Manhattan transfer Chris Smith. Smith originally commited to Seton Hall in 2007, but failed to qualify and ended up at Manhattan. In two years with the Jaspers, Smith averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds per game. The competition in the Big East is far superior to the MAAC, but I still think Smith can really help this years team.
Smith is a strong athletic wing, who can get in the lane and make things happen. Smith will likely back up Preston Knowles at the shooting guard spot. I don’t anticipate Smith will be an All American type player, but I do think he will be a pleasant surprise for this years team.<