The Illinois Rockets are proud to announce that Jaida Smith (Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep, 2019) has committed to play her collegiate basketball for Coach Kris Huffman and the DePauw University Tigers.
Jaida, a 5’5” point guard, has been in the Rockets program for 2 years, competing at the 17 Red level each season.
“To say that Jaida has incredible speed is an understatement,” according to Rockets 17 Red Head Coach Drew Ondik. “Her on-ball defense is best-in-class and her ability to push the ball in transition, regularly enabled our Rockets squad to score easy baskets.”
“Jaida is fearless and very tough, having played through some significant injuries and discomfort at times,” added Coach Ondik. “She is a glue kid – her teammates feed off that toughness and off of her warm, inclusive personality.”
The Illinois Rockets congratulate Jaida and her parents, Donna and Fabian, on her commitment to DePauw University.