The No. 24 ranked player in the class of 2006 Ramar Smith will lead his 18-3 Detroit M.L. King (Mich.) High School team into a region tournament battle against Pershing High School, lead by Jabari Currie and DeShawn Sims, tomorrow night. As for his recruitment, the 6-foot-1, 181-pound shooting guard now has three schools at the top of his list.
"My top three schools are UConn, Arkansas and Michigan State," said Smith. "All three have offered, and I don't have a leader right now. I want to wait until I take some visits and learn more about these schools."
Averaging 18 points per game, Smith commented on his three favorites.
"I like how UConn gets up and down the floor," he said. "Coach Calhoun is a great coach and doesn't mind playing his young players.
"Arkansas is in a great basketball town. I also like their style of play and the way they are coached.
"Coach Izzo at Michigan State is a great coach and gives his players some freedom. I also like that it's close to home."
A transition oriented, athletic type shooting guard, Smith is not a pure shooter, but he does have a very good knack at scoring the basketball. He does have the potential to run some point in an up tempo system as well. But Smith will thrive in a pressing and running system where he fills the lanes on the break.