Hoops: La Salle's Smith gives nod to Fairfield

La Salle High's Steve Smith, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound small forward, has orally committed to Fairfield.

"The Fairfield coaching staff...I would run through a wall to win a championship for them."

Smith, of Lower Gwynedd, averaged about 11 points and eight boards last season for the Explorers.

The 18-year-old also had scholarship offers from Monmouth, James Madison, Albany, New Hampshire, and Florida Atlantic, among others.

Smith visited Fairfield last week with La Salle teammate Amar Stukes. "That would be great to have him join me," he said. "That would be awesome."

Stukes, a 6-1 senior point guard who earned first-team all-Catholic League , is being looked at by a number of Atlantic Ten Conference schools.

-Rick O'Brien

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