Player Profile: 2024 Suncoast F Ian Smikle

RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – 2024 Suncoast forward Ian Smikle is called the ‘Big Wiggle’ for many reasons.

Highly talented announcer Nate Jackson handed out the nickname to Smikle at the 5th annual Sun Bash Tampa Bay in Dec. 2021 and it stuck.

It certainly makes sense since he has smooth footwork for a big bodied forward. Smikle has embraced it and the Suncoast program truly loved it.

Jake Perper has been a sports writer since 2010 and a basketball scout since 2015. He was the Southeast Scouting Director for the Prep Hoops Circuit and the lead scout for Prep Hoops’ Florida site for seven years. You can follow him on Twitter @thehoopvibe.