Kenyatta Smith didn't have to wonder all that much to find the performance he deemed the worst game of his career.
Smith, the towering center for the Flintridge Prep boys' basketball team, reflected back on a first-round playoff game last season. It was one in which he scored one point in the fourth-seeded Rebels' 46-44 upset loss to Santa Clara.
Smith had hit rock bottom. It only proved to be temporarily.
"I had a terrible feeling scoring one point and I could have made a difference and we could have won that game had I made a couple of more baskets," Smith said. "It stuck with me for some time and I made it a goal of mine never to do that again.
"I wasn't going to let it affect me going into my senior year and I chose to use it as positive motivation. I knew that I had to work on my overall game some more and put more hours in the gym working out right up to the season opener."