Dhane Smith, a cousin of Bandits defenseman Billy Dee Smith, was Buffalo’s first-round pick in the National Lacrosse League draft this week.
Smith, from Kitchener, Ont., was taken fifth overall.
Playing for the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves, Smith led all Ontario Junior “A” players with 107 points in 19 games.
The team’s other selections were: Hayden Smith (Orangeville Northmen), Jordan Critch (Orangeville), Carter Bender (Brampton Major Excelsiors), Kevin Brownell (Robert Morris University), Joel Matthews (University of Detroit Mercy) and Wenster Green (Six Nations, Ont.).