"During the season I was playing with a torn ligament in my hip," Smith said. "I decided to get it fixed after the season. I'll probably miss the whole summer.
"I can't work out right now until after I do my rehab and stuff. It'll be about three weeks. If I'm able to I'll work out in July."
What this means is that Smith will be gone, but he shouldn't be forgotten. As a junior he pumped in 25 points, 7 boards and 3 assists a game. He's got a well-earned reputation for scoring the basketball.
Smith has suitors – Clemson and Mississippi State – but what he won't have is the chance to impress anyone else. "They can go by what they hear or maybe get some video or something," Smith said. "Tell them to look me up on Scout and watch some videos."
Smith said he intends to visit Clemson the final week of June. His high school coach played at Mississippi State so he's familiar with the Bulldogs.
With a fall decision in mind, Smith's mindset is to get healthy first. "Right now I'm just at home watching the playoffs."
Smith is ranked No. 67 in the Class of 2009 by Scout.com.