Five-star 2016 point guard Dennis Smith Jr. knew that he was hurt pretty significantly when he went down at the adidas Nations event last week. He had surgery on his left knee recently and it was confirmed that Smith had indeed torn his ACL.
According to College Basketball Talk, Smith’s father told ESPN that he would miss in the neighborhood of six-nine months following surgery. This means he will more than likely miss his senior basketball season.
Smith recently cut his list of schools down to six with Louisville, Duke, Kentucky, NC State, UNC, and Wake Forest all making the cut. He is considered the nation’s top point guard for the class of 2016.
Smith plays very hard around the basket as he is one of the top isolation guards in the country. He relies heavily on his athleticism, which involves his knees, so a full recovery before hitting the court is key to his future as a basketball star. The injury is not expected to hurt Smith’s standing with the schools on his list once he is ready to hit the college game next fall.
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