Bob Wojnowski: For Michigan basketball Ivy Leaguer Mike Smith, the leap was academic and automatic

Don’t be distracted by the two-tone mane of bountiful hair, which makes him look taller than his 5-10ish. Don’t be misled by the exuberant demeanor and playful personality. And if you are, don’t worry about it. Mike Smith is used to being overlooked and mis-read. He’s the guy controlling the basketball most of the time for the No. 4 team in the country, the point guard for a Michigan squad with eyes on a championship. That he’s here is nearly as amazing as where he was. You can say the same for the Wolverines in Juwan Howard’s second season — 19-3 and Big Ten champions, a likely No. 1 seed in …

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