Jalen Smith, the Rhea County High School [RCHS] standout
basketball player who led his team in scoring, was recently selected as the District 5-AAA Player of
the Year, which marked the first RCHS player to do so since Scott Gravitt in 1986.
paced the Golden Eagles’ team this season with 608 points and averaged 22.5 points per game.
Smith’s biggest game came against Cleveland on Feb. 5, when he pitched in 41 points and hit a game
winning 3-pointer at the buzzer for the 73-70 win.
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