Mizzou picks up Florida combo guard

It hadn't been an easy couple of weeks around the Missouri basketball program. Saturday, some of those clouds of uncertainty were lifted when Frank Haith and the Tigers picked up a commitment from Shawn Smith.
A visitor to Columbia during the summer, 6-foot-3 combo guard Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence, decided that there was no reason to hold off a commitment any longer.
"I picked them because I think they fit me well," Smith told "They recruited me the hardest."
Long-limbed and athletic, Smith is a high-major talent who has shown plenty of flashes. He can be a physical presence with the ball in his hand capable of getting to the rim.
At times, Smith has also shown to be a dangerous shooter and transition playmaker. Now, it's just a matter of putting it all together.
Pursued for some time by assistant coach Isaac Chew, Smith developed a relationship with the entire staff and he feels comfortable putting his future in the hands of the Tigers staff.
"I think I could come in and do what Coach Haith asks of me," said Smith. "Help to become a team to beat."
A three-star prospect, Smith joins a class that already includes North Carolina big man Aaron Scales and junior college frontliner Quantel Denson.
Haith has been under fire lately after a Yahoo! Sports report alleged his former program at Miami committed multiple infractions.