MN senior Brandon Smith lists top three schools

Brandon Smith, a 6-5 shooting guard/small forward from Minneapolis (MN) Patrick Henry, gave College Basketball News his top three schools after he led his high school team to the championship of the Minnesota Team Camp as his strong play attracted the attention of the Gopher coaches in attendance. Smith, who is considered by many as the top senior-to-be in the state of Minnesota, averaged 16 points and five rebounds as the Patriots finished 21-8, losing to Armstrong in the Section 5AAAA finals.

Brandon Smith said that his top three schools, in order, are Marquette, Oklahoma (where former Henry standouts Lawrence McKenzie and Johnnie Gilbert play) and Minnesota.

Smith said that UCLA is the most recent school to offer, as they extended an offer two weeks ago. Miami of Florida recently called. He also has offers from Creighton, Nebraska, Iowa State and Dayton. He is an excellent student with a 3.8 GPA and plans to major in business in college. Smith will play at the ABCD camp and will hit the AAU circuit as a member of Team Minnesota.

Smith is expected to carry a bigger share of the scoring load this season with the graduation of senior Steve Neal, who will play at Wyoming this season.

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