For the second straight season, Olivia Smith of South Side is your favorite player in the preseason.
Smith is the FAN CHOICE Preseason Girls Basketball Player of the Year, sponsored by Craigville Appliance.
In the final round, Smith earned 69.7 percent of the FAN VOTE to top West Noble’s Jazmyn Smith. There were 4,323 votes cast in the closing round.
In the semi final round, Smith topped Northrop’s Amanda Thatcher. In the quarterfinal round, Smith was victorious over Heritage’s Ella Bickel. In the opening round, Smith earned the most votes in the ‘Grace Hunter Region.’ She was the 5th highest vote recipient in the opening round overall of 40 players.
60,764 total votes were cast over four rounds. Smith earned 16,693 of those votes.