One of the top overal prospects in Arizona's 2018 class revealed himself this summer as Hamilton High School's talented 6-foot-4 rising junior guard Rashad Smith had a coming-out party of sorts - displaying an excellent ability to play the game at a high level - suggesting that he is a division-I prospect for the future.
I watched Smith all summer long and came away very impressed with his ability to play the game. Smith was a very talented prospect with a nice ability to play the game. Smith is a bigger guard prospect that plays the game at a high level. Playing for head coach Doug Harris at Hamilton High School, Smith has learned how to play the game at a high level. As a result, he has reallly developed as a player and as a college prospect.
Harris was one of the former top players himself to come out of the state of Arizona in the late 1980's - playing collegiately at San Diego and Fresno State, after his high school career at Corona Del Sol HS.
I had the opportunity to meet with Rashad and his father this summer and Smith was a very good player that represented in the right manner, and, as a result, he is now a serious division-I prospect for college coaches to take a hard look at next spring and summer.
Smith is a nice talent that plays with wreckless abandon and does not give up on both ends of the floor, as he plays both ends of the court. A nice guard prospect with a nice motor and an ability to score the basketball. Rashad is coming off an excellent summer and as a result he has progressed nicely as a player.
This summer, Smith was selected as an all-star selection at the West Coast Elite All-Star Camp.
Smith is on his way to playing in the big time over time, he will just need to get stronger physically first before he advances to the top division-I level. Smith is a nice talent with excellent potential for the future, as he is a big guard with nice athleticism. Smith is on the rise and has the potential to really develop over the next year - into a nice division-I prospect.
As a result of his development, I look for the offers to begin to pour in for this talented performer.