Posted On: 12/6/18 2:08 PM

Currently checking in as a top 50 prospect in Georgia’s 2021 class, Jermaine Smoak is hoping to use the next 12 improve as a heady hoopster.

Already a refined slasher and scorer for his age, the 6-foot-2 Smoak says it’s his outside shooting and hoops IQ he wants to improve before his upperclassmen years.

“I’m a fast and strong guard and I wreak havoc going downhill and attacking the basket. I’m a very good finisher and have a nice mid-range,” said Smoak.

“What I’m working to improve on right now is my 3-point shot and my basketball IQ.”

As a freshman, Smoak says he led Langston Hughes in scoring. Now, he’s hooping at Chapel Hill, and working daily on improving his understanding of the game.  

“I’ve been working on my decision-making since switching to Chapel Hill, and my role on this team is to be a scorer and defender off the bench.”

By the end of his sophomore season, Smoak expects to be a more cerebral guard, which he hopes can help him generate some more playing time with the Panthers.

“My goals are to start varsity by the end of the season and just improve my basketball IQ and my shooting,” said Smoak.