The search by programs across the country to find quality point guards in the senior class has been frustrating for most. Friday afternoon, that pool of quality and available floor generals shrunk by one.
During his official visit to UNLV, Antioch (Calif.) Deer Valley point guard Kendall Smith made a verbal pledge to Dave Rice's Runnin' Rebels.
As a member of the Oakland Soldiers EYBL Championship team, Smith attracted mid to upper end mid major offers coming out of the summer.
During his senior season, though, the 6-foot-1 floor general has taken his game to an entirely new level and the Rebels moved quick to land him.
"I've been blessed with a really good situation," Smith told Rivals.com of his commitment. "I have showed that I'm a better player."
An outstanding facilitator, the three-star prospect sees the floor well and gets others involved. He needs some more strength, but he's become much more dangerous as a scorer and has played to rave reviews during his senior season.
"I felt like the more I was in the gym the better I would get and I wanted to be the best so I stayed in the gym," said Smith. "Now it's starting to pay off and God has been really good to me."