Class of 2016 five-star recruit and No. 1 point guard in the nation Dennis Smith, out of Trinity Christian School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, has trimmed his potential colleges list down to six programs. Scout.com partner Pack Pride reported the development on Twitter.
Each program could be an ideal fit for Smith, who is fast and feisty at 6-foot-1, 173 pounds. N.C. State has a great isolation system that favors the guard under head coach Mark Gottfried, while Duke and UNC offer fast-paced games that require an athletic point guard with a team-first approach.
Kentucky would likely give Smith the best opportunity at winning a championship, and he could definitely star in head coach John Calipari’s dribble-drive offense.
Rick Pitino-led Louisville is always a good choice and though rebuilding Wake Forest seems like the odd man out, head coach Danny Manning is the man to turn the Demon Deacons around. In just two years with Tulsa, he turned the Golden Hurricane from a mediocre team to a conference champion.
Needless to say, Smith’s decision is likely going to come down to the wire and the one most intensely watched besides that of No. 1 overall Class of 2016 recruit Harry Giles.
Campus Sports will update Smith’s story as more information becomes available.
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