One of the 2018 prospects that stood out at the prestigious City of Palms Classic was guard Serrel Smith.
With senior wing Darius Banks sitting out, Smith was St. Petersburg (Fla.) High’s first option and the 6-foot-3 wiry combination guard answered the bell.
“I just like to create my shot, try and get open and hit as many shots as I can,” Smith told Scout.
What’s his biggest scoring weapon?
“Probably dribble pull-up and getting to the basket,” he said.”
Smith has a quick first step and is aggressive off the bounce. His mentality is to score and, as he mentioned, is a good shooter from mid-range, but he’s also certainly capable of heating up from deep or slicing his way to the basketba..
The next steps in Smith’s development is improving his ball handling and consistency on the defensive end.
On the recruiting front, college coaches are starting to take notice of Smith.
“It’s going good,” he said of the process. “I have Wyoming, James Madison, Florida Gulf Coast for my offers right now.”
To go with those scholarship offers, Smith also has picked up interest from South Alabama, Georgia Southern, Murray State, UNF, USF, and UCF.
Smith, who will play for either E1T1 or Southeastern Elite next spring, said he’s yet to take any college visits.null