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Thu, May 09, 2013 - [Men's Basketball]

Ty Smith, a two-sport standout at Zeeland East High School, recently signed his Letter of Intent to play basketball for Cornerstone University.  Smith, a 6-4 forward, helped his team to an 18-4 record this past season.  An All-Conference performer, Smith averaged 10 PPG and 8 RPG while leading the Chix to an OK Black championship as a senior.  The two-year starter was voted the team's Best Defensive Player and was also named as the Chix Character Award winner for the 12-13 season. Smith, who served as captain of his team, had a season-high 21 points versus Grand Rapids Union on February 20.

Smith was also a key player on Zeeland East football team last fall.  A two-way player, Smith played both tight end and defensive end while earning All-Conference honors as well.  He helped his team capture the OK Black Conference championship and a #1 rating in Division 3.  The Chix finished the season at 9-1.

Equally successful in the classroom, Smith maintained an impressive 3.7 GPA at ZE.  He has been a National Honor Society member the last three years.  Smith has also been very active outside of school - going on two mission's trips, teaching Sunday School and serving as a small group leader in his church. He has also been a volunteer at the Hope Bus, where he has served food to the needy.

Smith on why he chose Cornerstone:  "I chose Cornerstone because I liked the atmosphere and feel of Cornerstone and its coaches.  I also felt God pulling me there."

Coach Elders on Ty:  "Ty is a workhorse.  Nobody plays the game harder than he does.  He's a tough, physical player who loves to do all the dirty work.  Ty is an outstanding defender and is relentless on the boards.  Ty is a class individual and a great fit for our basketball program."

Smith will be majoring in Education at Cornerstone.  He is the son of Steve and Cindy Smith.

 
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