Smith holds two offers

Keith Smith, a versatile 2016 shooting guard out of Seattle, holds two early offers. Here's an intro to the sophomore's game and recruitment.

Over the course of the 2013-14 season, word spread out of the Seattle area about an emerging 2016 guard from Franklin High School.

Keith Smith, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound versatile shooting guard had his sophomore season cut short due to a meniscus tear and even at less than full strength, he showed his versatility and potential at Nike's first EYBL session.

Here's a couple Scout.com evals of Smith from the event:

Smith has been receiving a good bit of hype in the Northwest after a successful sophomore season. Unfortunately he's just coming off a meniscus tear and is still rusty so it was tough to get a feel for his full game. Still, Smith has nice size and length, seemed pretty comfortable from midrange, made some nice passes and defended multiple positions. He'll be a priority to watch as he gets back to full strength.

Smith is already getting some serious buzz in the Northwest and he proved why on Saturday. Although (Dejounte) Murray was the top performer on the team, Smith showed off his scoring ability. Smith made a three mid-range pull-ups and also worked in a three-pointer. Smith has good size (6-foot-6) and length from the wing perimeter and is a confident scorer with upside.

The sophomore impacts the game in a number of ways for an off guard and it's something he takes pride in.

"I'm a big guard," Smith said. "I try to be unselfish, I can create for myself and others and I need to get better at playing hard all the time and getting to the basket more."

California and Washington have offered Smith already, with interest from Boise State, San Diego State and Gonzaga.

He broke down what he knows about the schools which have offered.

Washington: "I like the location; it's close to home. I like their style of play and how they use their guards. A lot of people I know coming up from Seattle went there."

California: "I like the weather. I had a good relationship with the last coaching staff. I haven't been there but I'll probably go this summer."

As of now, Smith will take his time with the recruiting process.

"I'm not in a hurry," he said.


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