Hightower Star Headed To C-USA

Parker Pinkalla has a running mate. On Wednesday, guard Lanny Smith ended his recruitment and committed to play in Conference USA.

Houston Nabs Smith

Lanny Smith, a 6-3 guard from Missouri City (TX) Hightower, committed to Houston on Wednesday.

"I guess it was an accumulation of things," Smith said. "There were some things that happened in the recruiting process I didn't like and I felt like I could trust U of H. I thought it was best for me and I could play right away."

Last year, Smith averaged 12 points a game. He has a former high school teammate on the team at Houston and that didn't hurt the Cougars. "Coach McCallum is saying that they don't a pure point guard so he's saying he'll put the ball in my hands and let me run the show."

Smith went to middle school with Pinkalla, but the pair has gone their separate ways since. "We ended up going to different high schools so we lost contact. But, I'm sure he'll call shortly."

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