Gastonia Forestview's Shannon Smith, an all-state basketball point guard last season as a junior, committed to North Carolina.
Smith's N.C. Flight/Carolina All-Stars travel teams have won N.C. AAU championships the past four years, and won the 2008 AAU Sophomore Super Showcase Championship last summer in Disney World.
Smith, 5-foot-7, averaged 26 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals to help Forestview reach the N.C. 3A title game. She had season-highs of 42 points and 12 assists (three times).
She was named the 2009 State Player of the Year by the North Carolina High School Coaches Association.
- Cliff Mehrtens
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Posted by Observer Sports at 11:54 AM