The hoops class of 2015 continues to show its strength and as usual there are plenty of talented guards here in the Palmetto State. One prospect we've been keeping a close eye on is Riverside point guard Myles Smith. We caught up with Smith recently for an interview to talk about his junior season, recruitment, and plans moving forward towards his senior season next year.
It was a successful season once again for the 6'0 170 pound Smith putting up some solid numbers for the Riverside Warriors. He talked about his stats and some of the awards he obtained.
"I averaged 15 points, 6 assists, and 3 steals per game this year and also shot 80% from the free throw line. Along with being named Region 2-AAAA again this year I was also named to the Patriot Invitational Tournament All-Tournament Team too."
His play has started to generate some interest from a number of schools early on and he shared that list of schools with us.
"So far I'm hearing from Liberty University, Lipscomb University, Mercer, and Anderson University. Those are the schools that have contacted me so far. Out of those I would say Anderson University is recruiting me the hardest."
The 2015 prospect says that his leadership, ballhandling, and ability to get to the rim are his strong suits right now. To get even better Smith says he wants to improve on his shooting percentage and his overall strength.
So far he has yet to visit any schools but hopes to do so although he's got a hectic AAU schedule playing for the Carolina Raptors Elite program.
"We're going to play in the Knoxvegas Heat, Southern Jamfest, Southern Exposure Showcase, Bob Gibbons, Nike Memorial Day Classic, and we'll be playing the whole month of July too."
This past season was a grueling one for Smith and the Warriors but one player in particular he says was the toughest he faced.
"L.J. Peak because of his size and athleticism."
As for this off season and next year as a senior Smith shared what he'd like to accomplish.
"Overall becoming a better player offensively and defensively and helping our team get to the playoffs."
Currently Smith reports a 3.2 GPA in the classroom and says he's taken the SAT already and his scores have already qualified him for the D1 level.
We'll have more updates with Myles Smith as he embarks on the AAU circuit with the Carolina Raptors Elite here on SCPrepNation.com!