Johnell Smith (180 cm, New Orleans’04) has been signed by the Svendborg Rabbits from Denmark’s Ligaen for the 2013-14 season. The 32-year-old Smith is coming off a stint playing for Joesuun Kataja from Finland’s Korisliiga.
In 2012-13 Kataja participated in the EuroChallenge. In two qualifying-round games Smith averaged 11.5 ppg and 4.5 apg. In the actual tournament, he posted averages of 9.8 ppg and 4.0 apg. In the Finnish Korisliiga Smith averaged 12.8 ppg and 4.6 apg across 46 games. In 2013 Kataja were runners-up in the regular season and were able to reach as far the semifinals.