The 6-6, 200-pound Patrick Henry (Minn.) senior has no regrets after committing to in-state Minnesota on Monday.
``I chose Minnesota because it doesn't get any closer to home," said Smith, who has a 3.8 GPA. "I feel that I can come in as a freshman and get playing time."
``I also like the staff and my family wanted me to stay close to home," he added.
Smith, who played in a few tournaments with Team Minnesota this summer, is strong and is most effective when driving to the basket. He'll still need to work on knocking down the outside shot with more consistency.