Blake Smith Signs with the Limerick Celtics in Ireland
Free Agency Client Blake Smith (Alice Lloyd 2020) has signed his first pro contract with the Limerick Celtics in the Ireland 1 league. The 6-3 Smith ("The Mountain Mamba") played high school basketball at traditional Kentucky power Clay County and scored 1,703 career points. He recently finished at NAIA Alice Lloyd (NCCAA Mid East Region Champs) where he totaled 2,304 career points and was named to the NAIA All American team. He averaged 26.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists this past season. He was named to the First Team River States Conference team and the NCCAA Mid-East Regional Player of the Year. He had 11 games that he scored 30 or more points in and 2 games of 40 plus this past season.
"We are really excited for Blake. The signing happened quite awhile ago but was announced today on the Limerick Facebook page. GM Tony Hehir really liked what he saw of Blake on video and offered him. He thinks he is a good fit for the club on and off the floor. Blake is an excellent all around guard and will bring a lot of excitement to Limerick. He will also be involved as well in helping develop the youth of the club which fits right in with his Mountain Mamba Hoops training program. Blake will have a great year" said Michael Stinnett (Free Agency Basketball Director of Scouting).
Article in Limerick Newspaper: https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/sport/564567/limerick-celtics-bolster-squad-ahead-of-baskteball-season-with-new-us-recruit.html?fbclid=IwAR32Xq2hbvg0A9b7r6LrgSBA_ooLh1_rEZquDWZbH2CyiHkJ_gpnp6qMNi8
WYMT Mountain News Article: https://www.wymt.com/2020/08/06/former-clay-county-alice-lloyd-standout-blake-smith-signs-pro-basketball-contract-in-europe/?fbclid=IwAR3EmHD_KHsNJOGxC3JCxsG3vT0JWi3wK6dn43sdsHGusre9WZhiMJgj6TM