There's a lot to like about the game of Tyler Smith, a 6-2, 180-pound point guard who played last season at Douglas High School in Baltimore, Maryland. He runs a solid floor game and has a sweet stroke from the outside. He is one of the best point guards in the 2003 class.
Smith, who told us he is leaning toward attending Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, North Carolina this upcoming season, is still open in his recruiting process. "I am interested in Marquette, Charlotte, Georgetown, Connecticut, and Cincinnati," Smith said. "But I am open. I will see what happens in August and then decide on my visits."
Smith has had a solid summer. He played this past weekend for the Baltimore Select, a top notch AAU program. He did a nice job in leading the Select to a title in one of the three categories up for grabs at the Three Stripes tournament.
Smith was also especially good at the at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions event during Memorial Day weekend. Smith, a lefty, sliced through seams in the defense to find open teammates. He also occasionally stepped out and launched jumpers around the three-point line.
Smith averaged 29 points and five assists last season. He played in the same backcourt as Gerald Brown, who is now verbally committed to Providence.