One player who looks like he has made a huge step forward in the last nine months is Justin Smith. At the NY2LA Swish N Dish so far Smith has been a force running with the Mac Irvin Fire. The highly athletic Smith has really improved, and now the sky looks to be the limit.
Always Smith has been known as someone with an excellent combination of size and athleticism on the wing. Playing at Stevenson High School in suburban Chicago, Smith was an understudy to Jalen Brunson his first two years, but now he is the undisputed leader of his high school team, and he looks to have made great strides and is more comfortable in that role.
At around 6-foot-6, Smith is handling the ball well and at times is seemingly even playing the point guard position. Also his shot making has improved, and that has always been the biggest question mark for Smith.
With his improvement expect even more schools to get involved, but Smith lists offers from schools such as Indiana, Illinois, Northwestern, Purdue, DePaul, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin have already offered.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if he keeps this play up those schools turned up the heat even more, and if other schools joined in the fray hunting for his commitment.
Smith is a good student, and at the Swish N Dish has been someone who has put himself in a position to be a breakout performer this spring.