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Smith emerging as elite prospect

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Even though he didn't play on the travel circuit in April, 2010 prospect Roscoe Smith of Baltimore (Md.) Walbrook High School has some of the top programs in the country hot on his trail.
Texas and Kansas are the latest schools to offer Smith, joining Florida State, Georgetown, Maryland and Texas A&M. North Carolina, Duke and Connecticut haven't yet offered the 6-foot-7, 185-pound small forward, but according to Smith's father Brian Thompson, more offers are likely on their way.
"All the schools that have offered have been to open gyms and love Roscoe," said Thompson. "Coach Roy Williams came the other day and said that Roscoe is a top target now and that he will be at as many of his games as he can come to. I think they will offer here soon."
Smith has not been with his Team Melo squad this spring as he prepares for taking the SAT and is focused on his academics. Last summer he participated in the Nike Hoop Jamboree, and this summer he will participate in the shoe company's position skills camp and the Lebron James Skills Academy.
During his sophomore season, Smith averaged 23 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks while also recording three triple-doubles and being named to the Baltimore All-Metro team.
"The coaches always talk about how versatile Roscoe is and his strong understanding of the game," said Thompson. "He has good footwork and is consistent with his jumpshot. With his work ethic, he is only going to get better and better."
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