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Posted On: 07/2/18 10:35 AM
One of the biggest surprises this spring was the lack of recruitment of Shemar Smith. He did pick up his first NCAA Division II offer from SWOSU but has not seemed to garner the attention he deserves so far. Smith is super athletic at the four spot standing at 6’6. He has the talent of a Low to Mid Major NCAA Division I prospect.
Smith is playing this summer with Team Griffin under Kellen McCoy who is also his high school coach at Norman North. Smith is excited to play for McCoy at Norman North for his final season. As for this Summer Smith has several goals.
“My goals for this summer is to get better at my ball handling,” said Smith. “I want to make players around me better.”
As for college, it appears Smith will be one of those prospects that choose between a lot of great NCAA Division II options where he could be the star or going to a Low Major NCAA Division I program and being more of a glue guy. Smith wants to be in a program that will work to make him better each day.
“I am looking for a college that will focus on getting me better for the next level,” said Smith.
The colleges recruiting Smith the hardest right now include SWOSU, SNU, Cameron, Northeastern State, UCO, and Arkansas Fort Smith. Smith is working hard to prepare for a big July. The biggest thing Smith is working on is his outside shot, which progressed a ton this spring. The greatest strength of Smith is the athleticism he possesses that allows him to be a force in the paint on both ends of the floor.
Smith is going to have his pick of NCAA Division II programs and could play himself into NCAA Division I looks with a great showing in July. NCAA Division I Low Major programs that run and play with a small ball lineup will want to give him a hard look.
Smith and Team Griffin will play in the Prep Hoops Finale July 6-8 in Oklahoma City, Lone Star Challenge July 12-15 in Dallas, Mullen’s High Profile Tournament July 20-22 in Wichita, and will finish in Vegas July 26-29.
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