Winston Salem, N.C. – Before he left high school early to enroll at N.C. State after suffering a torn ACL that sidelined him his entire senior year, Dennis Smith Jr. was ranked No. 1 among point guards in the ESPN 100 for 2016.
“That was one of my goals,” Smith said. “To finish as the No. 1 point guard in high school was big for me.”
Now back to his old dominant self, Smith was one of a handful of college point guards running through drills at the CP3 Elite Guard Camp Saturday.
We caught up with him to pick his brain about which players in the 2017 class he felt could go out as the top floor general the way he did.
Here’s who he said:
Trevon Duval: “He’s a great point guard and he does a great job of getting his teammates involved. He’s got a tight handle, he’s strong with the ball and athletic too. He’s just got a really good understanding of the game.”
Trae Young: “I haven’t seen a lot of him live, but I what separates him is his shooting ability. He can really shoot it, and he can get his shot off on anybody. He’s got great instincts too.”
Tremont Waters: “I really like him; he might be my favorite one in that class. He’s just a great player all around. Doesn’t really have a weakness, he does a lot of things really well. He just gets the job done.”
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