Growing up smitty and growing up smitethat grow up game is really what they do.
“Growing up smittyschool” is what they are, says their coach, Jason Smith.
Smith says he thinks growing up with a father who plays basketball in the backyard is important to all of them.
“I think being the youngest of the three is important,” he says.
“We’re like the family that’s on the block, we’re always the ones who are taking care of the family.”
Smith also likes growing up at home, which was an advantage for him in basketball.
“Being in a home environment, you’re just a little bit older, and you’re a little more aware of things,” he explains.
Smith says growing up has given him a better understanding of life.
“It’s a great learning environment.
It’s an environment that gives you a better sense of what’s expected of you,” he adds.
“So it’s really important to be the one who’s making decisions.
It really helps.
Growing up is such a great way to grow as a person.
It gave me an appreciation of the things that are expected of us.
And it’s so exciting.”
Growing up with the family has also given them a better grasp on family values, Smith says.
“Growing up in a family where I’m not alone, I know what I’m expected to do,” he continues.
“The way you’re supposed to treat people is the way you should treat yourself.
So I think it’s an amazing environment to be in.”
And growing up is also a great chance to get a better feel for what it means to be a leader, Smith adds.
“I’ve never felt more confident or more loved in my life than I have right now.
And I feel like I’m a leader in the house,” he reflects.
As for growing up Smit, he’s hoping that as his career grows, his family’s support will help him succeed as a leader.
“When you grow up and you have a dad who’s an athlete, I’m sure he would be there to support me and help me grow and become the best person I can be,” he smiles.
But for now, Smith is focused on growing up and becoming the best player he can be.