CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — Last month, North Carolina point guard Dennis Smith Jr. told the Herald-Leader that there were two schools he was hoping would jump into his recruitment.
Those schools were Kentucky and Florida, and Smith noted that — as a class of 2016 prospect — college coaches would not be allowed to contact him directly until June 15.
That date has come and gone, and neither Southeastern Conference program has given him a call.
“I still want to hear from Kentucky and Florida,” Smith said Wednesday.
The 6-foot-1 prospect is quickly establishing himself as one of the top point guards in the class of 2016, and he already has offers from Duke, Kansas, Wake Forest and several others. ESPN ranks him as the No. 9 overall prospect in the class.
Smith is averaging 19.1 points, 5.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game on the Adidas circuit so far this summer.