Breaking down Keith Smith's game
Keith Smith is one of the West Coast's most versatile prospects in 2016 and he's headed to San Diego State. The 6-foot-7, 185-pound 2016 small forward from Seattle Rainier Beach gives SDSU a player who will likely make a big impact for the Aztecs. What kind of player is San Diego State getting in Smith? He has very good size at 6-foot-7 and a nice frame with good length. He's capable of playing minutes at the one, two and three on offense, although defensively, he would ideally guard less athletic/quick players, and he's best suited to be a three on that side of the ball. Smith has a nice stroke and while he can hit threes, he's best as a shooter from midrange; his pull-up from there is one of his best weapons. He's an unselfish player and has strong vision. His passing ability is unique given his other tools and he values making his teammates better. It's rare to find players who can impact the game in as many ways that Smith does, especially at his size. Smith has battled knee injuries and remaining healthy is a key moving forward and if he can stay on the court and continue to progress, he has the upside to keep moving up the rankings. Due to the injuries, sometimes it's been tough to monitor his progress, but those around Smith who have watched him for a long time rave about his progress and upside. Players from Seattle don't typically leave home, so credit San Diego State for pulling off a huge commitment.