August 14, 2007

09 magnolia hoopster up to four offers

The 2007 basketball season is still months away, but Noxubee County star athlete Shaunessy Smith - just going into his junior campaign - has already seen his fair share of attention. With four offers already in hand, he still has two more years to add to his collection and things appear to be heading up. Who is already in the mix and what makes him so popular?

"I have had offers from Mississippi State and USC," he said. "Now I have one from Ole Miss and Iowa."

While the offers are flowing in, he remains wide open, but did have a favorite school growing up. He also looked up to another in-state star.

"I am just looking at the environment and the facilities and what kind of program they have really," he said. "I don't really have a favorite now, but I grew up cheering for North Carolina. They got a good program

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