When AAU squad We All Can Go took to The League finals in Dallas, it wasn’t particularly surprising to see the team emerge with the tournament title. After all, WACG sports two of the nations top underclass prospects in big man Marvin Bagley III and Tyger Campbell. Yet it wasn’t Bagley or Campbell who stole the spotlight at the event, it was one of their previously less-heralded teammates who is sure to land square in the spotlight now.
Meet Jai Smith, a Syracuse native and member of the Class of 2021. The sixth grader was recently named the MVP of the 6th grade AAU Nationals tournament, and is already showcasing more athleticism than some of the most celebrated prep dunkers like NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins and current star Seventh Woods did at the same stage.
While Smith’s 6-foot-3 frame steals much of his attention due to his age, his vision and ball handling in traffic is equally notable for a player his age and stature. He’s a remarkable prospect who can clearly make a difference in the half court game or on the break.
No one knows what the future holds for Smith, but it sure seems bright if he can maintain his health and continue progressing at pace, no small feat considering how far he has already come.