NBPA: Smith working on visits

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Ray Smith has a few schools he knows he'll take visits to, along with a specific style of play he'll be looking at.

It's been a successful spring and summer for 6-foot-7, 185-pound Las Vegas small forward Ray Smith, and the 2015 prospect continued his impressive run this week at the NBPA Top 100 Camp.

Here's Scout.com's evaluation of Smith from the event:

This week Smith definitely helped his stock nationally and solidified his standing as one of the top few small forwards in his class. A terrific athlete, Smith was lethal in transition, gliding his way to the basket and finishing with some explosive dunks. While Smith didn't always have his three ball rolling, he hit several pull-up midrange jumpers. Smith didn't force the action too much on offense, taking good shots and hitting at a high percentage. He also rebounded well on both ends and competed on defense. Smith should have a long career in this sport if he keeps going in the same direction.

As well as Smith played, his outside shot wasn't falling as well as it has at times this spring.

Becoming a more consistent shooter is a priority for Smith.

"My jumper was really, really consistent," Smith said. "I'm tweaking and working on a couple things. It's not like my jumper is broke right now but there are some things I'm trying to fix."

Another key area for Smith to work on is gaining strength, he said.

"During the off-season between AAU and high school ball, I'll definitely be in the weight room," said Smith.

As Smith's recruitment has progressed, he's been able to identify some schools he knows he wants to take visits to.

"I'll take an official visit to Louisville in September," Smith said. "I'm going to take one to Georgetown but I need to set the date and I'm going to unofficially visit UConn in a couple weeks.

"I believe I'll set one up an official to Arizona, and the other two schools we'll have to see."

Finding an up and down system will be important for Smith when looking at the schools recruiting him.

"I like to make the game fast and get up and down a little bit," he said. "I don't like to play slow…I can play in that type of environment, but I'm most dangerous when I run."

There isn't a timetable for Smith to announce a decision.

"I don't know," he said. "Whenever I really feel like it's that time then it's that time."

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