The 6’4’’ forward/guard is coming off an impressive senior year with the Calvary Academy program. As a senior, Jimmy was called on to be a leader on the court, playing multiple positions between the guard and forward spots. Jimmy stepped up to meet the expectations by averaging 15 points, four rebounds, and three assists per game.
On his decision to sign with LCU, Jimmy said, “I just felt it was a great fit for me, with it being close-knit and family oriented. It will allow me the opportunity, in upcoming years, to grow as a student-athlete in my faith. Lincoln will help me grow into a man on and off the court from a spiritual and mental standpoint.”
LCU Head Coach, Mac Ingmire, said this about Jimmy’s signing, “I’m extremely excited about being able to sign Jimmy Smylie for our men’s basketball program. He is an individual who can bring some versatility on the court with his size and scoring capabilities, while most importantly, being an individual who wants to grow in his faith. Jimmy is the type of kid that any program would jump at the chance to have because of his talent and character. We look forward to having him here on campus and working with him from day one.”
In the picture, left to right: Dr. James Smylie III, LCU Head Coach Mac Ingmire, Jimmy (James) Smylie IV, and Donna Smylie.