Alice Lloyd College basketball standout Blake Smith has signed with Free Agency Basketball. Smith, a senior guard from Manchester, Kentucky, played an outstanding four years of roundball for the Eagles. Smith had a successful high school career at Clay County High School where he scored 1,703 points and helped his team win two regional championships. After high school, Smith decided to take his talents to Alice Lloyd College.
During his time at ALC, Smith accumulated an impressive 2,304 points and 623 rebounds. He is only the fourth Eagle to total over 2,000 points in a career and is currently second on this list. He also recorded over 600 rebounds. Throughout his career, Smith has been named an NCCAA DI First Team All-American, NAIA DII Third Team All-American, First Team River States Conference, and NCCAA DI Mid-East Region Player of the Year. He has also received multiple River States Conference and NCCAA DI Student-Athlete of the Week honors. This season, Smith and the Eagles won the NCCAA DI Mid-East Region Basketball Championship and earned a trip to the NCCAA National Tournament. Unfortunately, the season was cut short due to COVID-19 and the tournament was ultimately cancelled.
Smith says that Alice Lloyd College helped him become a better person, saying, “I did a lot of growing up at ALC over the last four years on and off the court. I think I’ve become a better player and a better man.” He credits his talents and opportunities to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Though he feels that he’s still a long way from achieving his dream of playing professionally, signing with an agency is the next step in making that childhood dream a reality.