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Published: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 @ 6:00 AM
By: David Jablonski
DAYTON — Two former Dayton Flyers have new homes in pro basketball.
Kendall Pollard, a 2017 University of Dayton graduate, signed late last month to play in Austria with USBC Graz.
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In his first season in pro basketball in 2017-18, Pollard played in the NBA G League and then in Iceland. He played for the Dayton alumni team, Red Scare, in The Basketball Tournament last summer.
Pollard’s former teammate, Scoochie Smith, also a 2017 graduate, has returned to the NBA G League — and he’s playing closer to Dayton than ever.
Smith debuted with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Monday, one day after they announced they had acquired him from the Canton Charge in exchange for the returning player rights to Omari Johnson.
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Smith played earlier this season in Greece with Peristeri. He averaged 6.8 points and 3.2 assists in 12 games.
Smith started his pro career in Cairns, Australia, in 2017, and then played in the NBA G League with the Canton Charge at the end of the 2017-18 season.
Scoochie spotting at shootaround today👀👀 pic.twitter.com/ymZ4KIT4ko— Fort Wayne Mad Ants (@TheMadAnts) February 3, 2020