Latest UPDATE : ( 2 / 5 / 2016 )
14 Points – 1 / 1 from Three
** In only 3 Quarters of action **
6’0″ KIANNA SMITH from Moreno Valley, CA ( Troy HS ) is one of the best overall “Guards ” in the country. This sweet shooting , athletic & versatile young perimeter player’s stock continues to SOAR . Including just receiving an Offer from UCLA and Head Coach Cori Close.
Her father John Smith is a true veteran of college coaching and is currently the Assoc. Head Coach with the Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball program.
She is also a standout in the classroom, possessing a 4.1 GPA.
Kianna runs with the West Coast Premier AAU program.
Elite 100-August 2015: Athletic off-guard manufactures, elevates with smooth stroke in mid-range game to the arc; triple-threat attack breaks down defender with fluid floor game. – Dan Olson ( espnW )
Easily some of the more impressive and consistent play came from 2017 guard Kianna Smith from Moreno Valley, California. The 6’0″ guard has the tools to create her own looks and has an attacking mentality to capitalize on the opportunities that they create. She has a little length to go with a wiry build and moves on both ends of the floor with a fluid athleticism. On the catch she’s reading and has no reservations about putting it on the floor to improve her options. Her crossover is efficient and the step back that she calls on creates plenty of space to get her shot off. Her vision is sound and she makes good passing decisions as the rotations come her way. Without the ball she’s an active option cutting with intent both off screens and when going backdoor on overplaying defenders. Defensively she’s got the lateral footspeed and reach to be a strong on ball defender in full and halfcourt situations. Important year lies in front of her.
– Mark Lewis ( BlueStarMedia )
Elite 100-August 2015: Athletic off-guard manufactures, elevates with smooth stroke in mid-range game to the arc; triple-threat attack breaks down defender with fluid floor game.
– Dan Olson ( espnW )