A four-year starter for Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Mich., Smith averaged 23.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a senior. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard led King HS to three consecutive Class A regionals.
"Ramar is a breakdown type of player," Pearl said. "He can be a defensive stopper with his athleticism. He knows how to make plays."
The addition of Smith strengthens a Tennessee recruiting class that had been ranked among the top 10 in the nation following the early signing period. Chism, a 6-foot-9 forward from Bolivar, Tenn., is a four-star prospect who is rated the No. 42 overall player in the country. Crews is a 6-7 forward from Hampton, Va., who is rated the No. 14 player in the nation and is considered a five-star prospect. Ranked among the top-50 players by several scouting services, Johnson is a 6-5 guard from Fort Wayne, Ind. A four-star prospect, Tabb is a 6-4 guard from Harmony Christian Prep in Cincinnati.
RANKINGS: Ranked as a top 50 player in the nation by PrepStars.com ... Rated as the No. 36 player in the nation and the No. 5 shooting guard by Scout.com ... Also rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com.
STATS: Averaged 23.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a senior ... A four-year starter ... Led King HS to three consecutive Class A regionals ... A first team All-Detroit selection by the Detroit Free Press ... Selected to the Class A All-State team as a senior ... Named the top wing player at the 2003 Hoop Jamboree.