Dennis Smith Jr., the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2016, had knee surgery Friday afternoon, according to the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer, and immediately received well wishes from fellow elite players.
The extent of the injury and specifics of the surgery were not immediately available, The Observer said.
Smith, from Trinity Christian School in Fayetteville, was injured Sunday night at the adidas Global event in California and left the arena on crutches. He father told The Observer on Monday that Smith had full range of motion and there was no swelling.
During an interview with ESPN on Monday night, Smith said he would “be back soon.” An MRI on the knee suggested surgery might be a possibility.
Seventh Woods, a highly regarded player from South Carolina, announced on Twitter that he would wear No. 4 for his senior season in tribute to Smith.
Thon Maker, one of the top big men in the Class of 2016, sent Smith a message of support as well.