Kamiri Smith grew up in San Francisco, in the Filmore district, where he began playing and watching the game of basketball. Places like the San Francisco Pro Am are where one would see him as a kid with his father, Howard, supporting and learning from the ones before him. After spending his whole life in the Bay Area, things are taking a turn for the Sophomore from San Francisco. Kamiri recently made the move to the east coast to attend prep school and is currently attending Woodstock Academy in Connecticut. After asking his father Howard why Kamiri is making the move, he responded with, “I want him to compete on a National level and prepare for the 2018 EYBL Circuit.” Smith played his last three AAU seasons with High School powerhouse Oakland Soldiers (NIKE Peach Jam Champs ’12/’17).
Kamiri attended Aptos Middle School in San Francisco before playing for WCAL Sacred Heart Cathedral his freshman year. Smith had a breakout summer with the Oakland Soldiers 16U where he recorded multiple 30 point games and displayed his ability to shoot the deep three with confidence. Aside from leading the team in scoring, Smith also led his team in assist feeding guys like Raymond Hawkins in the post. Kamiri looks to carry his growth across the country into the 2017-2018 Basketball Season.
Kamiri will be playing for Coach Tony Bergeron at Woodstock Prep. Kamiri stated, “It’s different – It’s far from home but I know I am going to get smarter, faster, and stronger” when asked how he is adjusting to the move. He also added “It’s exciting to play on a National Schedule and play with a guys that are going to help me improve my game”.
Check out Kamiri’s 2017 Summer EYBL Highlights below: