Just-In'Love

How we missed this, we do not know: Siena's men's basketball team has a player named Just-In'Love Smith.

Really. Smith's a senior walk-on from East Greenbush. He told ESPN last fall that his mom named him Just-In'Love because she was "just in love with me." He told TWC sports in December that he loves his name:

Name aside, Smith is not a typical college basketball player. He's 26 and has already served four years in the military -- one of those in Iraq.

Smith has appeared in three games for the Saints this season (for six minutes) and has scored 4 points.

By the way: after having a rough time with its non-conference schedule, Siena has been ripping up the MAAC. The Saints are 8-0 in conference. They're next at against Loyola tomorrow night.

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And he said: "Son, this world is rough and if a man's gonna make it, he's gotta be tough. And I knew I wouldn't be there to help ya along. So I give ya that name and I said goodbye. I knew you'd have to get tough or die. And it's the name that helped to make you strong."

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