Smith's recruitment is "starting to pick up"

Highly touted point guard Dennis Smith continued his strong spring this past weekend at EYBL Dallas.

Dennis Smith isn't a necessarily a new name. In fact, first wrote about Smith over a year ago. But since then Smith, a 6-foot-2 lead guard, has developed into a top tier prospect in the 2016 class.

"I think it's been going pretty well," Smith said of his play this spring. "I've been playing against pretty strong competition. I've been measuring myself against those guys. I think it's going pretty well."

"I've played pretty good," he added. "I've been playing up to what I expected."

While Team Loaded is Smith's main team, he spent this past weekend playing for the Nike sponsored Team United at the Dallas EYBL.

Smith keeps up strong play

"I got to try and fit in with this team because it's not my team," Smith told "I got to get in where I fit in. "

Smith appeared to be fitting in just fine. Through four games, he averaged 12 points and tossed out 5.5 assists. A fast and athletic guard, Smith was tough for defenders to keep out of the lane. Once in the paint he's a strong finisher with terrific body control.

Smith said his college recruitment has gained some steam since the live weekend at the end of April.

"It's starting to pick up a lot actually with Arizona, Louisville and then Kansas just offered," Smith said. "It's starting to pick up."

To go with Arizona and Louisville in the showing interest category, Smith listed Duke and has also heard from North Carolina. North Carolina State, VCU, Charlotte are among the schools that have offered.

"I'm going with the flow right now," Smith said. "I won't start narrowing down schools until next year."

Smith said he's taken unofficial visits to Duke, North Carolina State and VCU.

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