In addition to Smith and Towns, Yale’s Jordan Bruner is now at Alabama and Harvard’s Katie Benzan performs at Maryland. Benzan obtained honorable point out All-America honors this week.
Smith got here to Michigan after main the Ivy in scoring common as a senior. The 5-foot-11 guard has began each recreation this season for the top-seeded Wolverines. They don’t want him to shoot as a lot as he did at Columbia, but he’s adjusted simply nice, topping the Big Ten in assists per recreation.
Towns was the Ivy participant of the yr in 2018, but he missed the subsequent two seasons due to harm issues. He’s been a job participant at Ohio State, but his minutes went up through the Big Ten Tournament, and he scored a season-high 12 factors in that win over Purdue.
Bruner performed for Ivy championship groups at Yale in 2019 and 2020, then transferred to Alabama. The 6-foot-10 ahead has handled knee issues but has been enjoying repeatedly since returning final month.
“He shoots it well, he handles it well, he passes it well. His skill level is high,” Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats stated. “He’s got a presence about him. I think he’s really helped our seniors that were already here.”
There’s all the time an adjustment for any switch. Now that he’s at Michigan, Smith’s playmaking is commonly extra necessary than his scoring. Benzan’s function has modified, too, after she performed level guard at Harvard. Ashley Owusu is there to deal with that at Maryland.