Cards want Smith to run the show

Point guard Dennis Smith is clearly one of Rick Pitino's top targets in the class of 2016.

Five-star prospect Dennis Smith is truly one of the elite point guard prospects in the entire country. Running with Team Loaded in the adidas Gauntlet, Smith has put up huge numbers and continues to have big time coaches like Rick Pitino track his every move.

Even though Smith checks in as the No. 1 point guard and the No. 5 overall player in the class of 2016, he knows there are things to improve on, and so far this spring he feels he is working on his biggest weakness.

“I have been working on being more vocal,” said Smith. “That is a lot of coaches said I needed to work on next year, so that is the main thing I have been looking to improve.”

He continued, “I think I have done a good job with that. Being vocal is about being positive and helping your teammates out, and I think I have been doing a good job there.”

Recruiting wise schools such as NC State, Louisville, Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Kansas, and Kentucky are all recruiting Smith.

Louisville has had a lot of success with quality point guards over the past few years, and Smith says that Pitino’s pitch is very simple to him.

“They want me to come in and be the guy,” Smith explained of Louisville’s pitch. “They want me to come in, in 2016 and run the show.”

At this point the 6-foot Smith is liking what the Cardinals are telling him, and odds are he will make a visit before he decides on any school to attend.

To this point there is no specific timetable for a decision from Smith, so odds are the Louisville staff will be out in July tracking his every move as he continues to prove himself as one of the best prospects in America.

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