He chose to stay home and start preparing for what is going to be a hectic July on the AAU circuit.
"I'm a competitor that's played on all the circuits," said Smith. "I would have loved to play against some of the best guys in the country and show what I can do, but I was at home working on my game and trying to better my game. I think I might have made the right move.
"On July 8th I'll be in Atlanta for an adidas event, and I might play in the Peach Jam after that. Then I'll go to Myrtle Beach before going to Vegas."
One of Smith's AAU teammates, Edrice "Bam" Adebayo, was at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, and he talked about how much he enjoyed playing with Smith. The duo have similar college lists, and Smith indicated they could play together on the next level.
"To be honest, there's really a good chance of that happening," said Smith when asked about potentially playing with Adebayo in college. "Bam, it's more than playing together. He's like my brother off the court. We're real close. Don't be surprised to see us play at the same school."
One of the common schools on their list is NC State, and Smith unofficially visited NC State on Monday and Tuesday. The Fayetteville (NC) Trinity Christian standout grew up a Wolfpack fan and has another AAU teammate, Shaun Kirk, now on the team.
"It was really good," he said of the visit. "I was playing pickup with some of the guys, and it went well.
"[Shaun] had summer school, but we got to hang out. That's my guy so anytime we get around each other it's a good time."
For Smith, interacting with the Wolfpack's players was one of the reasons for the visit. "That's actually a big factor in my commitment, the relationship I have with the staff and players," he said. "State, they have a good group of down-to-earth guys that made me feel at home."
One of those players was junior point guard Cat Barber.
"Me and Cat, we already know each other and text a little bit," said Smith. "He showed me some love when I was up at Boo Williams, he used to play for them."
NC State's coaching staff has made Smith a major priority. Barber is entering his junior season and the former McDonald's All-American could choose to declare for the NBA draft if he has the season most are projecting him to have.
His departure would leave a huge hole at point guard for the Wolfpack.
"They want me to come in, and it could be my show," said Smith. "That's pretty much their pitch.
"I like the staff a lot. Coach Early and coach Gottfried, they interact with me and want me to be comfortable. I've got comfortable around them and their players."
Smith holds offers from numerous high-major programs, and now he'll turn his attention to finishing off the AAU season. He doesn't expect to take anymore visits until after the AAU season.
As of now, he maintains that he doesn't have a top five or a leader. Does he have a timeframe for a decision?
"To be honest with you I'd like to be signed in the fall to get it all over with," Smith said. "But, that's only if I'm done with my decision.
"The biggest factor for me is whatever is the most comfortable. My family, they want whatever is best for me, even if that's going out to Hawaii. They just want me to be comfortable."
Smith is rated the No. 4 player and the No. 1 point guard in the 2016 recruiting class by Scout.com.