Josh Smith has dealt with doubters since his days at Sand Creek high school but that skinny kid from the east side is now a starter for CSU-Pueblo, "That hurdle has made me just so much more motivated to not only get to this level but strive to be the best I can be at this level," says Smith.
His dedication to teaching the younger guys is leading the Pack to new heights, "Josh is somebody who leads not only by words but also by his example. One of the hardest working guys on our team," says head coach Ralph Turner.
Smith's story is one of perserverance, a trait he's passing on to the next wave of players, "High school students now ask me what's the one thing that you would tell yourself, it's that just don't stop believing in yourself. Don't stop believing that if you put the work in that you'll find the right place to go, the right place to be," says Smith.
The Thunderwolves hope Smith can lead them to their first win of the year, as they welcome UCCS to Pueblo on Friday.