How Russ Smith Saved Freshman HS Bball Homecoming (Photo)


Louisville’s point guard Russ Smith came to the rescue on Friday for duPont Manual High School’s homecoming. Freshman basketball player Tonysha Curry was without a date, so Smith stepped in. Louisville Courier-Journal reports that the incident was a coincidence, however, what he did was a nice gesture, especially since Curry was scared to ask:

“I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can do it. I’m scared,’” Curry said with a laugh. “I just walked over there and said, ‘Excuse me, can you please escort me for homecoming court.’ He was like, ‘Can I do it? Really? Really?’”
Smith said he was glad to help out Curry.
“It actually made my day more than hers,” Smith said. “It was really nice of her to ask me, so I got up and did it for her. … That never happens. It’s one-in-a-million. That made my day.”
Smith said he attended the game because he’s good friends with Dean Baumert, an assistant coach with the Eastern boys’ squad who is a former student manager at U of L.