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Preparation for the pros

Preparation for the pros

He's a power forward in college who must learn to play small forward in the pros. He's in a summer league which affords him a golden opportunity to work on making that transition.

Given the above, you'd figure Tennessee's Tyler Smith would use the Pilot Rocky Top League primarily to develop his perimeter skills. Working toward his NBA future isn't his No. 1 objective, however. "It allows me to do that, but the main thing is having fun," Smith said after putting up 35 points for Richardson Construction Monday night in a 120-108 loss to The News-Sentinel. "I can work on my...

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