MARK SMITH

Status: UK target
Guard | 6-5 | 225
School: Edwardsville
Hometown: Edwardsville, Ill.
Twitter: @Mark_Smith_13

Rankings
Rivals Scout ESPN 247Sports

52

76

137


      UK came out of this past season looking to add at least one more guard for the 2017-18 campaign, and Smith was one of the first serious options to pop up on the Wildcats’ radar.
      The 6-foot-5 prospect is capable of playing on or off the ball, and he came into his own this past season — averaging 21.9 points, 8.4 assists and 8.2 rebounds per game, winning Mr. Basketball honors in Illinois and leading his high school squad to a 30-2 record.
      Smith was once committed to play baseball at Missouri, but an elbow injury cut short his career on the diamond. He turned his full attention to basketball for the first time and is now a consensus Top 100 national recruit.
      Michigan State, Ohio State and Illinois are among the schools that have extended scholarship offers to Smith, and UK has now joined that list of programs that have offered.

Important dates
Date Note
April 7 Official visit to Michigan State

24Sports Crystal Ball

See where UK stands in Smith’s recruitment, according to the predictions on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page.


Senior season stats

Smith averaged 21.9 points, 8.4 assists, 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 steals this past season to win Illinois Mr. Basketball honors.


Timetable

Smith is expected to make a college decision April 26.

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