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Suddenly, they're seniors, Part 1: Corey Smith

6-6 forward Corey Smith (VandyMania / B. Wiseman)

Matt Freije, Russell Lakey and Scott Hundley were great seniors, but their Vanderbilt careers are now complete. Suddenly, the baton passes to a new trio of seniors who will attempt to lead the 2004-05 Commodores to greater heights. VandyMania spoke with seniors-to-be Corey Smith, Jason Holwerda and Dawid Przybyszewski about their thoughts on the season past, and their new roles as team leaders. <i>First up: Corey Smith, 6-6 forward.

****** VandyMania: Corey, when you think back to your sophomore year when you finished with only 11 wins, and then turned that around this year to finish with 23 wins and a trip to the NCAA's, it almost seems incredible. Can you just talk about your thoughts on the team's big turnaround? Corey Smith: I think we were a much more mature team this year. Our seniors really did a great job of... Recommended Stories