Smethport’s Zach Smith Getting to Live Dream of Playing D-I Basketball at Pitt

D9Sports — by Chris Rossetti

That’s how Smethport graduate Zach Smith described the feeling when he found out he had made the University of Pittsburgh basketball team as a walk-on. That would be THE University of Pittsburgh, the one that plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“It means a lot,” Smith, who played the last two years at NCAA Division III Pitt-Bradford. “I always dreamed of playing Division I basketball. It’s a dream come true. It’s awesome actually.”

Smith was a fantastic player at Smethport leading the Hubbers to heights never reached before in school history including the school’s first District 9 title (Class AA) in 2012 and a berth in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals in 2013. He finished his career with a school record 1,628 career points.  Read More »