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Purdue Basketball Recruiting 2013: Basil Smotherman Jr. Signs

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Basil Smotherman, a rising guard/forward at Lawrence North, is now a Boilermaker.

Michael Hickey

Basil Smotherman Jr. is officially a Boilermaker, according to his Twitter feed:

Smotherman is the second high school senior to officially sign his letter of intent. The 6'6" 190 pound swingman is a rising senior at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. He is a tenacious defender and is working on a nice inside-out game that will make him very useful once he arrives next fall. I describe him as Kelsey Barlow with his give-a-shit always turned on.

Here is what I wrote about basil in his recruiting profile:

Most everything I have read about Smotherman has him as a nice complimentary player. He's not an explosive scorer, but he can score from the perimeter and has a nice mid-range game. His size at 6'6" projects him as a likely three candidate, and he's also supposed to be a very capable defender. His high school teams have yet to set the world on fire. Heritage Christian was 11-12 when he was a freshman and 13-9 as a sophomore when his dad was coaching.

Smotherman is expected to rise as a senior leader for Lawrence North this season. I plan on seeing him at least once this season, but I already did see him play once as a freshman at Heritage Christian. Here is his full schedule for Lawrence North:

DATE OPPONENT RESULT / EST OA 0.0, DA 0.0
Nov. 30 at Terre Haute South {4A}‡ 8:00 pm
Dec. 1 Marion {4A} 7:30 pm
Dec. 7 at Brebeuf Jesuit {3A} 7:30 pm
Dec. 8 Fort Wayne North {4A} 7:30 pm
Dec. 12 Lawrence Central {4A} 7:30 pm
Dec. 15 (n)Morgan Park (Ill.) 6:15 pm Indpls. Tech
Dec. 21 at Guerin Catholic {3A} 7:30 pm
Jan. 2 Warren Central {4A}‡ 7:30 pm
Jan. 8 Marion County Tournament through Jan. 12
Jan. 18 North Central (Indianapolis) {4A}‡ 7:30 pm
Jan. 19 Pendleton Heights {4A} 7:30 pm
Jan. 25 at Fishers {4A} 7:30 pm
Jan. 26 at Center Grove {4A}‡ 7:30 pm
Feb. 1 Carmel {4A}‡ 7:30 pm
Feb. 2 Hamilton Southeastern {4A} 7:30 pm
Feb. 7 at Ben Davis {4A}‡ 7:30 pm
Feb. 16 Indianapolis Howe {3A} 7:30 pm
Feb. 19 at Pike {4A} 7:30 pm
Feb. 22 at Terre Haute North {4A}‡ 8:00 pm
‡METROPOLITAN CONFERENCE GAME

Welcome to the Family, Basil!