Nick Smith signs with Kentucky Christian University
Woodford County High School senior Nick Smith signed his letter of intent to attend and play basketball for Kentucky Christian University on Wednesday, May 2. Smith had a solid senior season for the Jackets, scoring 16 points, with 4.5 rebounds a game. He transferred to Woodford County at the start of his junior season and earned All-Region and All-District honors during his time here.
“This is a great moment for Woodford County, but an even bigger moment for Nick,” said WCHS Coach Ryan Wilson. “He's going to a great school, where he will get a tremendous education and play for a team that is uptempo and has been very successful in their respective division. I am proud of Nick for the growth he has shown at Woodford County and I look forward to following his career as it progresses.”
Smith, who started playing basketball when he was in kindergarten, said playing college basketball wasn't something that he thought of until the last couple of years.
“When I was a kid, I just wanted to be like my older brother,” he said. “I tried to mimic him on the court and eventually I wanted to be better and raised the bar for my expectations.”
Smith says that he is looking forward to being part of a Christian environment this fall and he is hopeful that his time at KCU will have a good balance of basketball and learning more about who he is and how he can grow as a person.
“It's a re-start to my life when I step foot on campus,” said Smith. “These next couple of years will decide what I will do with my life. So I've made a decision to buckle down and work hard, and get the most out of this opportunity.”
WCHS SENIOR NICK SMITH signed his letter of intent with Kentucky Christian University on Wednesday, May 2. Pictured from left, front row: KCU Coach Akeem Scott, Nick, mother Kelly Shell, aunt Ronda Juett and uncle Tim Juett, back row: WCHS Coach Ryan Wilson. (Photo by Bill Caine)