California PG Smith's recruitment picking up

Jade' Smith had an impressive weekend at the UnderArmour Association New York event and the 2017 point guard is seeing his recruitment expand.

One of the West Coast’s top point guards in 2017 is 6-foot-3, 170-pound Alameda (Calif.) St. Joseph-Notre Dame’s Jade' Smith.

The rising junior has very good size and length for the position to go with terrific vision; he’s an excellent passer who looks to create for others before trying to score on his own. He’s an improving shooter and scorer who has made strides in both areas.

Smith missed some time due to injury but is starting to get more comfortable on the court.

“I’m just coming back from dislocating my kneecap,” Smith said. “I’ve only played a couple tournaments so far. It’s been okay but not great. I’m trying to build the strength in my leg back.

“I’ve been working on my shot a lot more since I’m still not completely comfortable driving since I’m babying my knee a little.”

Smith is still waiting on his first offer, but is hearing from Notre Dame, Colorado, California and San Diego State.

One school has worked the hardest on him to date.

“Cal has done the most work,” Smith said. “I’ve talked to them a lot, way more than any other school. A lot of the incoming players, like Ivan Rabb, I’m really close with. That coaching staff is great. “

SDSU has been picking up its recruitment of Smith and he could see them shortly.

“I may do an unofficial visit to San Diego State soon,” he said. “They’re trying to get me on campus.”

With his recruitment at its beginning stages, Smith has other priorities right now.

“I’m just worried about my game,” he said.


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