Smith's Set On Three

Following Oak Hill's big win over Jackson (Miss.) Callaway on Saturday, caught up with Roscoe Smith and got the scoop on his recruitment.

Roscoe Smith left his home in Baltimore (Md.) to attend Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill this year. Thus far, the transition is going smooth.

"Everybody is family," the 6-foot-7 small forward told "Everybody knows their role on the team. We are just trying to win."

Winning is something Oak Hill is used to. The Warriors are off to a 9-0 start and have won all nine games by more than 24 points. Smith, who went for 16 points in Oak Hill's win over Jackson (Miss.) Callaway on Saturday, has been a big part of the strong start.

While Smith has been focused on performing on the court, he's also put a lot of thought into his recruiting process. The four-star prospect said he's still weighing his options, but has narrowed his list down to three.

"I'm still picking out my pros and cons," Smith said. "I'm just trying to find the right one."

Smith is down to Georgetown, Connecticut and Duke. All three schools have their particular advantages, and Smith broke down the three and what he likes about each.

"With Georgetown I like everything basketball wise and outside of basketball," Smith said. "Even though they always talk about the Princeton offense, it gets it done and they win games."

"I like their history with all of the small forwards and guys that played my position and got to the league," Smith said about Connecticut. "Coach Calhoun knows what he's doing."

"I like the system at Duke," Smith said. "I like the freedom in the offense everybody can shoot the three ball. I like freedom."

He took visits to all three schools prior to the November signing period, but still decided to wait.

"I didn't feel comfortable because I feel as though I have good situations and couldn't go wrong with any of my top three schools," he said. "I called the coaches and told them and they respected my decision."

Smith said he doesn't currently have a timetable on when he plans to make his college decision.

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