Arizona's 2014 class of prospects is the most talented class of players that the state has seen in many years. Filled with a large number of student-athletes that have already shown promise to play at the collegiate level, the 2014 class looks to be the best class of prospects that state has seen in many years.
Another prospect in the class that is developing a great deal as a player, and has shown promise to become a serious college prospect is Desert Mountain High School's 6-foot-3 junior shooting guard prospect Remy Smith.
Smith was a recent transfer to Desert Mountain HS after spending his first two years of high school at Scottsdale's Horizon HS. After last season at Horizon, Smith decided to change destinations this summer and take his future to Desert Mountain where he will now play for head coach Todd Fazio.
Smith is coming off a big summer for himself where he put up big numbers for Horizon HS in numerous camps and summer leagues, and also played well on the spring and summer club circuit.
Smith is set to see his game take off, as he has developed a great deal over the past year - growing physically and maturing nicely. Smith is one of the best and purest shooters of the basketball in the state, regardless of class. His jump shot is consistent and has very nice range out past three-point distance. Where Smith has really developed over the past year is in his ability to take big shots, and the confidence that comes with taking a key shot in a game. While he still needs to become much more aggressive offensively, Smith has definitely grown as a player.
Smith is a solid defender that competes hard on the floor. Continued development on the defensive end of the floor will allow him to become a much better overall prospect.
Smith is also a good ball handler and passer that plays very unselfishly, and has a very good overall feel for the game.
Smith should continue to develop into a very good shooting guard prospect over the next two years, as he will have good overall size and a pure shooting stroke - a lost art in today's game.
Smith will look to add to an already very strong line-up this season at Desert Mountain HS - making the Wolves one of the state's top teams in the Division-I Class this season.
I will continue to follow Smith's progress as college prospect over the next two years, and bring you any recruiting updates on this young talent as his recruitment begins to develop.
Smith is also an excellent student and carries a 3.6 CUM GPA.