With Corey Allen and Garrett Nevels come and gone from the islands with those two still undecided on their commitments, Hawaii is set to bring up the next recruit to the plate.
City College of San Francisco 6-foot freshman point guard Quincy Smith will take an official visit to UH this weekend, CCSF coach Justin Labach said on Monday.
Smith averaged 9.1 points, 3.6 assists and 1.7 turnovers on 46 percent shooting from the field, 74.2 percent from the free-throw line and 28.6 percent from the 3-point line. He swiped 2.3 steals per game.
He was a key cog for a Rams team that went 31-0 before losing in the CCCAA playoffs.
“He’s a great kid. Real tough. Probably the toughest guy we had on our team this year,” Labach said. “Started every game for us. Came out of a prep school, but he’s a local area kid from Deer Valley High School. His brother signed with UNLV this year, Kendall Smith. He’s a point guard. He’s really strong with the ball. He’s got a very high basketball IQ. Super athletic, and a great defender.”
Smith’s prep school was La Jolla Prep, the same academy UH freshman Aaron Valdes attended. Here’s a highlight video of his time there.
Labach said Smith also plans to visit North Texas and possibly Long Island.
CCSF has other players committed to Pacific, Marshall and Utah.
Meanwhile, the UH coaching staff was in Atlanta for the Final Four. We could hear very soon on any possible early player departures, as have defined the team’s past two offseasons.
Freshmen are prime candidates for such movement, and UH had several of them. Also, junior center Davis Rozitis is set to graduate early and might elect to return to Europe once he’s achieved his degree, so he has a decision to make.