UPEI Panthers Have Secured Former Citadel High Star, Deontay ‘DJ’ Smith!


Charlottetown, PEI—The University of Prince Edward Island men’s basketball team has secured former Nova Scotia Canada Games and Citadel High point guard Deontay (D.J.) Smith for this coming fall.

Smith will reunite with Panthers head coach Tim Kendrick who helped lead the Nova Scotia Canada Games team on a thrilling run to a silver medal at the 2009 Canada Summer Games held in PEI.

Smith was a standout when he played for Citadel High School in Halifax, the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation high school runner-ups to Horton High—and where Kendrick formerly coached—in the 2010-11 season.

“We are very excited to add D.J. to the Panthers line-up. He is a skilled player who is very tough and competitive. He brings a history of hitting the huge shots, and has the potential to be a lock-down defender. This fine young man will be a great fit with our team,” said Kendrick.

D.J. Smith is equally enthusiastic about joining the UPEI Panthers. “I can’t wait to get there! I am going to be reunited with a great coach and be going to a great university.”

In the last year, Smith has been consistently ranked among the top 30 high school players in the country.


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