Ryne Smith at Adidas Take 5ive Classic

Ryne Smith made quite an impression this past weekend, showcasing his talents at the Adidas Take 5ive Classic. The recruiting websites that covered this event, highlighted Ryne's performance as one of the players to watch. And one of the stories, subtitled the article "New Star In The Making?". Here are some comments about his weekend play.

Ryne Smith is a 6-3 shooting guard from Toledo Ohio, who played for the Ohio Gators during this event. He was described as a player that can stoke it from deep, and possibly could be the best shooter in the class of 2008.

Multiple recaps mentioned that Smith needs to improve his handle, but they were also quick to say he was a crafty dribbler, who is capable of putting it on the floor and pulling up from long range. He also is effective in coming off screens and knocking down his shot, which they call lethal.

On the first day of the event, Ryne put on a shooting clinic. He pumped in 32 points against Texas Select. He buried 6 three-pointers, none any bigger than a trey off the dribble against a double-team with the game clock winding down to secure the win. Stories after the first days event, said his only offers were from Fairfield and Eastern Michigan, but is hearing from Bowling Green, Akron, Dayton and a lot of the MAC schools.

On the second day of the event, Ryne, had to work even harder for his shot. He began to wear down at the end of the day on Saturday and started to come up short on the same shots he had been hitting earlier in the weekend. Stories after the second days event, said he received more interest, with offers from Eastern Michigan, Akron, Fairfield and Bowling Green and is also being recruited by Western Kentucky.

"I just came on this spring," Smith said. "I think I had a good tournament in Akron and got a few looks so far, but I just keep working on my game.".

Smith added, "I want to go somewhere I can play. I don't want to go somewhere and sit the bench. But if I could do that, I'd love to go to a Big Ten school and play a lot".

Smith said that Michigan State would be his "dream school".