Alfred Smith IIISports Reporter, Phoenix
Alfred Smith III expects to graduate in June 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Smith III is a sports editor at ASU’s student-led newspaper, The State Press.
WINKELMAN – Winkelman, a tiny Arizona community, has endured plenty, but the success of an 8-man football team has brought it joy.
PHOENIX — Josh Okogie's commitment to guarding the opponent's best players and making significant contributions on offense highlight his importance to the Suns' success this season.
PHOENIX – The 2023-24 Suns are entering what appears on paper to be one of their most promising seasons after a makeover directed by new owner Mat Ishbia. All-Star guard Devin Booker is the only player remaining from the team’s 2021 NBA Finals club, but he is now surrounded by a star-studded roster under the direction of a new coach.
PHOENIX – The world of MMA has a unique blend of passion and pain as fighters discuss the physical and emotional toll of injuries and the resilience that drives them in the unforgiving sport.
PHOENIX – Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal and Devin Booker are the centerpiece of a Phoenix Suns team that underwent a dramatic overhaul in the offseason. Despite significant roster changes, the Suns are optimistic about their postseason chances.
PHOENIX – Brittney Griner's remarkable journey from incarceration in a Russian prison to being named the AP's Comeback Player of the Year after an emotional return to the Phoenix Mercury defined her inspiring 2023 season.
TEMPE – Arizona State men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley kicked off the 2024 Phoenix Men’s Final Four Fan Jam with a two-handed dunk, setting the stage for a series of community events leading up to the championship.