The Southeast High football team received some bad news, but for the ‘Noles basketball team it had to be good.
Reggie Smalls, one of the most talented athletes in the school, has decided to forego his senior year of football and concentrate on hoops.
The 5-11, 180 pound senior is coming off a big summer of basketball where he made a name for himself on the AAU circuit, showing a knack for being able to score from anywhere on the court coupled with his ability to hang in the air, maneuver his way to the basket.
Smalls also showed he has used his quickness to turn himself into a top flight defensive player. He shined at the prestigious Big Shot AAU Tournament in Myrtle Beach (SC) during the summer and received a scholarship to Lynn University, a Division II school in Boca Raton.
The biggest improvement for Smalls was in his long range shooting. Most people familiar with his body of work always believed he had the athleticism to play at the next level, but the question was whether he had the ability to hit the long range shot with consistency. He answered that during the summer.
Smalls figured to play receiver this year, but can also return punts or kickoffs and has the talent to play defensive back. However, right now he is concentrating on turning himself into a Division I basketball prospect.