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Cranes add scorer in Smith

April 5, 2006 - United States Basketball League (USBL) - Nebraska Cranes News Release

Kearney, NE - (April 5, 2006) The Nebraska Cranes professional basketball team has signed 6'6" guard/forward, Jason Smith to their young roster. Smith recently earned a spot in the 2006 ABA All-Star game while playing for the San Jose Skyrockets.

"Jason is an all-around scorer, inside or out," Cranes Coach Brian Walsh said. "He puts pressure on the defense in transition and the half court offense."

Smith averaged 20 points and 8 rebounds a game for the Skyrockets. He played in college at Mississippi and helped the Rebels win a pair of Southeastern Conference West Division Championships, averaging almost 13 points a game his senior season in 2000. He has also played in Europe and in the WBA.

The Cranes open the season against the Dodge City Legend in Dodge City, Kansas April 23 and their home opener is against the Kansas Cagerz April 30.

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