Massachusetts Boys Basketball POY: Guilien Smith

Massachusetts Boys Basketball POY: Guilien Smith

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Massachusetts Boys Basketball POY: Guilien Smith

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THE WINNER: Guilien Smith

THE BASICS

School: Catholic Memorial (West Roxbury, Mass.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Guard
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 196 pounds

Athletic achievement: He led the Knights to a 24-2 record and the Division 1 state championship this past season. Smith averaged 19.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game, including 26 points and seven boards in Catholic Memorial’s 80-70 win over Putnam Tech in the state title game. A 2014 Boston Herald Dream Team selection, he was a two-time Catholic Conference MVP.

Academic excellence: Smith has maintained an A average.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally as a peer and youth tutor and as a school ambassador. He has also donated his time as part of multiple fundraising campaigns to benefit breast cancer research.

THE PRAISE

“Guilien Smith is a potent combination of speed, quickness and power,” said Jim McCune, head coach of Malden Catholic High. “The game is not about him. He does what his team and coach need him to do to win the game.”

THE FUTURE: Smith has verbally committed to Dartmouth.

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