Reed City junior gets the job done for basketball team
REED CITY — Schuyler Smith is among the juniors who came up with some key contributions for the Reed City Coyotes during the 2014-15 boys basketball season and is looking to make huge strides as he prepares for his senior campaign.
He’s had some key games for the Coyotes including a win at Big Rapids when he made some key plays. Smith had his best game in the regular-season finale against Manistee with 14 points, including 11 in the first half.
It’s his first varsity season.
The transition to varsity, “was a little hard,” Smith said. “Halfway through the season, I started understanding my role on the team. Then it got (easier).”
His role has been “coming off the bench and being strong,” Smith said.
Rebounding has become a huge part of his game, he added. “I’ve become a lot better big man,” Smith said.
At 6-3, he’s been among the bigger players on the team.
The Coyotes entered the postseason at 12-8, defeated Chippewa Hills and Big Rapids for the district title and lost to Cadillac 53-50 last week in the regional.
Late in the season, the Coyotes “had been playing better than when we started. Over the season, we’ve been improving a lot.
“At the beginning of the season, our goal was district. We wouldn’t settle for anything else.”