There is not a lot of flash to Brandan Smith’s game. He’s big, he’s strong. And he’s good. So why flap your gums when you can let your play do all the talking for you? Smith is a defender in the purest sense. He stays at home, and he shuts down the zone against unwanted intruders. That’s about all there is to it, really. Of course there’s more to it. Things like footwork, recognizing situations and making sure your movement doesn’t expose weak areas and leave teammates out to dry. All these are concepts that Smith has learned quite well during his time in Victoria, and with a 6-foot-3 frame that carries around 225 pounds, he’s quite effective at the job he’s been enlisted to do. The right-hander is hoping the body of work he’s put together in 3 seasons with Victoria will be enough to entice the National Lacrosse League to come calling and he’ll find out for sure at the Sept. 16 entry draft.
Weight: 225 pounds
From: Victoria, B.C.
Jr. A: Victoria Jr. Shamrocks
What do you feel your greatest asset is that would allow you to translate you game to the NLL? Stay at home defenseman.
One word to describe your game: Solid
What role do you see yourself playing in the NLL? Defensive defenseman.
What current or former NLLer would you most closely compare or model your game after? Buck Stobart.
Your greatest accomplishment during lacrosse career: 2010 Intermediate A B.C. champs.Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at email@example.com or go to RochesterSports.com.
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