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International Spotlight: Explosive Scoring Unleashed with Elite Handles

Nikko Smith @Nikko_ts ,5'8 , 140 , c/o 27  from Templeton Secondary School, Canadais an athletic , shifty scoring machine. This electric stud can shoot the cover off that rock.  Nikko can shoot a sizzling 40% or better . Best thing is being explosive off the bounce attacking  the defense and using his crafty handles to get into the seams for inside buckets for himself or the quick kickout to open teammates  for high percentage shots. Nikko keeps the defense guessing exactly what he will do.  Nikko can not only destroy the defense with his shooting, his passing is effective due to his high IQ for finding every weakness in that defense and exploiting it .  Nikko can mix it up on the boards and is a scrappy defender in his own rite.  

 Nikko played for AAU Canada EliteVancouver UAA His favorite  accomplishment was being selected to play on the Under Armour Circuit. Last season playing for Uprep Canada Nikko averaged 7 points, 6 assists , 2 rebounds and 2 steals per game. Nikko's biggest improvement since last season has been his ability to play through contact and to handle the ball on an elite level. Nikkos goals for this season were to lead his team to provincials and continue to turn heads.  With those sick handles, scoring ability and dazzling passing ability , that will surely come naturally. Currently Nikko has already become his schools points per game leader and this has propelled him to also be the leading points per game leader in the entire province with his incredible 37.5 points per game average. A hint to how good that is,  he is averaging more than Steve Nash 2x NBA MVP did.  So far he is averaging 37.5 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. Nikko is more than just a scorer and the numbers validate that fact.. 

 Coaches should know what separates Nikko from other players  is his relentless work ethic  at every phase of his game and drive and passion to get better  and better every day. Nikko believes for a small guard that scoring the ball  consistently while putting up impressive numbers is special.  when he can do it no matter the defense or defender guarding him. . When he knows undersized players must play harder , it's a personal challenge to him to out play and out work everyone on the court every single game.. Nikko believes that he is a D2-D3 level player because of his location., not many colleges near him. Realistically he feels his 5'8 height will contribute to that.. But in my assessment heart and skill over size my be a bigger  factor than he thinks. There have been some great players that were undersized and i challenge Nikko just grind and keep getting better and let his play determine how high he flies.  Nikko certainly would consider a lower division level as he just wants to keep playing the game he loves for any school willing to give him a scholarship. . Keep dreaming big and work hard as you can to reach that dream and we will see just what happens Nikko.


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