Shaunessy Smith picked the Bulldogs after considering the hometown SEC school. He also visited Southern California this month.
Smith went missing in action from the summer circuit as he rehabbed a torn ligament in his hip. "It's going good, I'm pretty much to 100%. I'm starting to do normal stuff."
As a junior – prior to the injury – Smith averaged a robust 25 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
The Bulldogs picked up the pace on Smith following the July period. "They recruited me even harder and longer and I talked to my family. I felt that staying close to them was a big deal."