DURHAM, N.C. -Despite having to miss the playoffs due to duties with the U.S. Select Team, Nolan Smith was named the Most Outstanding Player in the 2010 North Carolina Pro Am. Smith dazzled the crowds with dizzying moves, one which appeared on ESPN which serves notice that he will be one of the best guards in the nation this coming season.
Smith’s buckets came on a variety of offensive moves, be it snaking through defenders for an easy basket or nailing a three pointer. The rising Duke senior was quite the showman as well, where he would subtly play to the crowd in the games.
Blue Devil fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming season where they will go for another National Championship with a deep and talented team. With Nolan Smith returning and Kyle Singler deciding to stay as well, Duke has the best one-two senior punch in the country.
Smith is currently in New York where he is training against the national team, as is Singler and the two are expected to return to the area in a week. With Smith’s continued improvement, he is sure to make many of the pre season All American teams and is a lock for All ACC.
Stay tuned to the Blue Devil Nation as we close out our 2010 N.C. Pro Am coverage.