Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith is off to a strong start in Australia in the first two games of his professional basketball career.
Smith scored 18 points and had six rebounds and two assists Sunday for the Cairns Taipans in an 81-72 victory over the New Zealand Breakers. He scored six points in the season opener Friday as Cairns beat the Illawarra Hawks 88-87.
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Smith graduated from Dayton in the spring and signed with Cairns in July after playing for the Boston Celtics in the NBA Summer League.
In an interview with the Cairns Post last week, Smith was asked what fans should expect from him. He said, "A winner."