2011 PG Has High Major Interest

The 2011 class appears to be loaded at the guard position. Deville Smith is another sophomore point guard prospect that is already garnering high major interest.

Deville Smith may not be a known recruit just yet, but the sophomore will certainly be a household name by the time his high school career is over.

Already the starting point guard at Jackson (Miss.) Callaway, Smith is a lightning quick guard that gets the rim well, is capable of creating his own shot and has a good-looking stroke from long range.

This past weekend at the Marshall County Hoopfest, Smith went 10-for-15 from the field and scored 24 points in the Chargers 69-62 win over nationally ranked Mariettea (Ga.) Wheeler.

"I think I could have done much better and made better decisions because I had too many turnovers," Smith said.

"I think we did great, but we could have done better," he continued. "On defense all of our players talked on defense and we went to the boards and worked hard."

The one blemish from Smith's stat line was his three turnovers to just one assist. However, it's tough to criticize the 5-foot-11, 155-pounder, as he hit big shots down the stretch and hit a handful of big three-pointers.

Although he went 3-for-6 from long range, it's his ability to attack the rim that he feels he excels at.

"That's definitely my game," Smith said. "I love going to the basket."

Arkansas, Tennessee and South Carolina saw Smith in Marshall County. According to Smith he's already started developing relationships with Arkansas, Baylor, Memphis, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Kentucky, USC and UCLA.

Smith indicated that his recruitment is still "open" and he's yet to take a college visit.

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