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.).

Bandits draft seven players