UMBC Men's Basketball Signs Guard Bakari Smith to National Letter of Intent
Baltimore, Md.—UMBC head men’s basketball coach Randy Monroe announced that Bakari Smith has signed a national letter-of-intent and will attend the university in the fall of 2008.
Smith is a 6-foot-3, 185-lb. “combo”-guard who will have three years of eligibility at UMBC. He attended Baltimore City Community College in 2006-07 and averaged 12 points, five assists and five rebounds per game for the Panthers. He was named the school’s Athlete of the Year and was a member of BCCC’s Granville T. Woods Scholars program.
Smith is attending Montgomery Community College in Takoma Park, Md. this year, but is not competing in men’s basketball. The Silver Spring, Md. native is a graduate of Blake (Md.) High School.
“Bakari reminds me of a Darryl Proctor in that he can score, play a number of different positions and is very passionate about the game of basketball,” Monroe said. “Bakari Smith is the type of young man that we want in our basketball program.”