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Edmondson grad Jaquan Smith picks Stephen F. Austin

Edmondson grad Jaquan Smith picks Stephen F. Austin

As a first-year varsity player for Edmondson during the 2011-12 season, Jaquan Smith’s job was "just running, rebounding and blocking shots.” The lanky post played big minutes for the Class 2A North regional finalists, but he was really “just trying to learn the game.”

Three years later, Smith is preparing to join a Division I program that has made back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound power forward committed last weekend to Stephen F. Austin.

“It feels great,” said Smith, who was also recruited by Abilene Christian, Coppin State, East Tennessee State, Louisiana Tech, Rider and several others. “It takes a load off my...