The second member of Archie Miller’s 2013 recruiting class to be ranked in the top 125 nationally is 6-foot-2 point guard Dayshon “Scoochie” Smith.
A native of the Bronx, Smith is ranked the 106th prospect in the nation by Rivals. ESPN ranks Smith as the fifth best player out of the state of New York for the class of 2013. He transferred to Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Ct. after his high school in New York City closed.
Smith was invited to play in the Jordan Brand Regional All-Star game after his senior season at Putnam Science Academy, which was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Smith tallied a double-double of 11 points, 11 assists and six rebounds, but his team fell 114-102.
Smith is the first UD recruit to play in a Jordan Brand All-Star game since Chris Wright did it in 2007.
Smith led his PSA squad to a 22-8 record during his senior season while averaging 18.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game. He shot 51% from the field and 40% from beyond the three-point line. Smith was named to the All-Northeast Connecticut First Team. PSA won the Northeast Prep Championship where Smith was named the MVP of the tournament.
Smith averaged 17.2 points and 6.1 assists as a junior for PSA, while shooting better than 40% from three-point range.
Smith is the first player ever for PSA to top 1,000 points in a high school career. He is the school’s all-time assist leader (345) and steals (205) leader in just two years at the school. Smith also holds the single-game record for steals in a game with seven, which he accomplished five times.
Smith was named the No.1 recruit out of the state of Connecticut for 2013 by the New England Recruiting Report. ESPN recruiting analyst Adam Finkelstein says that Smith is “a high-major talent. He’s got an instinctive feel for the game and is very, very smooth. With his ability to create off the dribble and shoot the ball, he’s very versatile.”
The signings of Davis and Smith give the Flyers their first two Top 125 recruits in the same class in school history.
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