Smith has added a consistent jump shot to his terrific all around game.

Posted On: 06/18/21 2:36 PM

Francisco’s Finest: Mater Dei vs Damien (Part 2)

SANTA ANA, Ca—The Monarchs of Mater Dei started off the game—and most of the 1st half for that matter—on a torrid shooting start, most notably USC signee Harrison Hornery Harrison Hornery 6'9" | PF Mater Dei | 2021 State #168 Nation . Hornery, who finished with 24-points, bagged eighteen of those points in the 1st half. However, the Spartans of Damien withstood that onslaught and stayed patient as they cut into that lead slowly, but assuredly behind up-and-coming junior RJ Smith RJ Smith 6'4" | SF Damien | 2022 State (21-points). Eventually, USC signee Malik Thomas Malik Thomas 6'3" | SG Damien | 2021 State #99 Nation hit some key buckets in the second half while Spivey Word hit the biggest basket of the night as he put Damien up for good as the Spartans upset Mater Dei 63-60 in the 1st round of the CIFSS Open Division Playoffs. 

Inside-Out

RJ Smith RJ Smith 6'4" | SF Damien | 2022 State (Damien)

2022, SF, 6-foot-4, 180 pounds

Joel’s Take: Smith is slowly, but assuredly, becoming one of the elite wings on the West Coast. In this tilt with the Monarchs, he scored from all three levels—including a runner, a pull-up fade away, and some clutch jump shots in the 2nd half

California All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Hoops California to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!