Humans of KCHS: Luke Smith

Cece Coakley, Student Writer

Number one on the court, senior, Luke Smith is a key component to the Irish basketball team as offensive point guard. He has been an aide to the school basketball team, and was a player for the football team for his freshmen year.

“I was 5’6 and 100 pounds when I played football, so basketball is a lot easier for me,” Smith said on his football experience.

Smith has been playing basketball for twelve years overall, and has played for the Irish for all four years of his high school career. His favorite part of playing for the Irish is getting to share it with his close friends, such as Davari Reeder, Chase Keurschen and Tony Scott. Smith explains that he does not have as much free time thanks to the chaotic basketball schedule full with games and practices.

Smith spends his time outside of school playing for other teams around Knoxville.

“I played with Tennessee Vision for the last five years, and that was fun because all my friends were on that team,” exclaimed Smith.

This past season, he played with the Tennessee Fury. Also, he was named Most Valuable Player at the Rocky Top High School League in October.

He is not sure of his plan for a later basketball career, but is considering playing for colleges he has yet to reveal.

Smith wants to pass down to the underclassmen he leaves behind after this season ends, that Coach Hutchens is not to be messed with.

“Try not to get Hutch too angry,” he advised.

He leaves behind these final words and his legacy to the rest of the players:

“Have as much fun as possible.”

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