Mike Smith (PF, Laurinburg Prep, N.C.) - The Rebels have been keeping an eye on the former Jacksonville High (AR) standout for two years now. After shedding 20 pounds, and leading the defending National Champs in scoring this year (21 pts), Coach Barnes and company have made room for the former Arkansas All-State selection."> Mike Smith (PF, Laurinburg Prep, N.C.) - The Rebels have been keeping an eye on the former Jacksonville High (AR) standout for two years now. After shedding 20 pounds, and leading the defending National Champs in scoring this year (21 pts), Coach Barnes and company have made room for the former Arkansas All-State selection.">

Mike Smith commits to Rebels

<a href="http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=177&p=8&cfg=null&c=1&nid=1607477">Mike Smith</a></b> (PF, Laurinburg Prep, N.C.) - The Rebels have been keeping an eye on the former Jacksonville High (AR) standout for two years now. After shedding 20 pounds, and leading the defending National Champs in scoring this year (21 pts), Coach Barnes and company have made room for the former Arkansas All-State selection.



Laurinburg Prep has fourteen D1 prospects on their squad this year and are noted as the top basketball prep school program in the country.

Smith is a 6' 7", 240 pound power forward who narrowed it down to Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Charlotte, and Ole Miss before casting his lot with the Rebels.

As a junior at Jacksonville High, Mike averaged 17.1 pts, 10 reb, and 4 assists while leading Jacksonville to the State Championship game.

Ole Miss now stands at 8 commitments. Mike is the final piece of the puzzle for the early signing period.

To view who is epected to sign on Wednesday, click here.


Special Note

We will have a full interview with Mike and his coach in the near future.

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