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.
— Steve Andress (@steveandress) January 25, 2014