Former Colorado high school athlete Gage Smith
starred Thursday night on ESPN as The Mob capped a SlamBall season for the ages by dominating the Slashers 61-32 in the championship game of the reborn league.
Smith is credited for being a member of four varsity teams at Elizabeth – baseball, basketball, football and soccer. He went on to play hoops for five years at Concordia University in Nebraska.
According to statistics submitted to MaxPreps, Smith averaged 14.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game as a senior for the Elizabeth basketball team during the 2017-18 season. The Cardinals finished 16-8.
Smith also batted .419 with 15 runs in the spring of 2018 with the Elizabeth baseball team.
At 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, Smith's athletic talents translated well to SlamBall, a highlight-friendly hybrid sport resembling basketball but juiced up by the addition of trampolines. He was named the league's MVP and defensive POY after leading The Mob to a perfect 18-0 record and Thursday night's championship game triumph in Las Vegas.
In the 29-point thrashing of the Slashers, Smith was credited with 12 points, 10 rebounds and an assist.