"Mike is our workhorse," said head coach Frankie Allen. "He is athletic, strong and very coachable in addition to having a motor that never stops. As the season progresses, we expect great things from Mike."
High/Prep School: Attended Manchester Regional H.S. and averaged a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds ... Named an All-Conference performer and was the top rebounder in Passaic County ... Team was in the Top Ten of the county and was tied for best in the conference ... Attended Apex Prep and also averaged a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Personal: Born April 8, 1989 in Irvington, N.J. ... Son of Charlotte Smith ... Has one sister ... Major is Human Ecology ... Lists personal best sports moment as signing his Letter of Intent to UMES as he was new to the game of basketball and so many people doubted his abilities ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment was graduating high school ... List the most influential person in his life as his mother because she always reminds him of where he currently is and where he needs to go ... Plans to play basketball professionally after graduation ... Enjoys shopping and playing video games ... Favorite book is The Bible ... Favorite movies include House Party and Friday ... Personal athletic goal before graduation is for the team to be MEAC Champions and to personally be a 1,000 point scorer and rebounder in addition to being named an All-American.