Smith has 3, looking for more

A recent growth spurt has helped 2015 Las Vegas High School small forward Ray Smith to become a better player on the court and college coaches have begun to take notice. The rising junior wing has offers from San Diego State, UNLV, and Northern Arizona along with interest from Oregon, Washington, and Texas.

A recent growth spurt has helped 2015 Las Vegas High School small forward Ray Smith to become a better player on the court and college coaches have begun to take notice. The rising junior wing has offers from San Diego State, UNLV, and Northern Arizona along with interest from Oregon, Washington, and Texas.

San Diego State assistant coach Justin Hutson extended an offer out to smith shortly after returning to the Aztecs after a couple seasons with the Runnin Rebels in Las Vegas. "I like San Diego State. I remember the first time I watched a UNLV game, San Diego State actually beat UNLV. I've always liked them," Smith told Scout.com's Josh Gershon recently.

Smith told me the he is planning on making visits to San Diego State, Northern Arizona, and Washington this summer.

The spring AAU season just ended with Smith and his Las Vegas Prospects teammates. He's been busy working out getting ready for the July evaluation period and his upperclassmen years in high school.

"I've been doing practices after school. I do leg workouts, benching, and ab workouts," Smith said.

Smith showed off his game this past weekend at the Pangos All American Camp, with his big time athleticism gliding to the basket and grabbing rebounds.

"I would say the best part of my game is being in the game mentally," Smith told me. "I need to work on my ball handling and my rebounding a little bit."

Smith hasn't entered his upperclassmen years of high school yet, but he has a good idea of what he's looking for in a future school. "I'm looking for playing time. I like schools that have the attitude like ‘we're about to go out and get it'. Academics are important too."

"Coming in and playing right away is a goal, and making an impact and being a huge factor. Maybe taking the team to an NCAA Championship."

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