Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
The Recruiting Guy:
UNDER THE RADAR: Bald Knob's Stetson Smithson
2020 guard Stetson Smithson.
On Wednesdays we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR basketball prospect is Bald Knob’s Stetson Smithson.
Size: 6-7, 190
Stats: As a junior, he averaged 22.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
Offers: Harding, SAU
Interest: Central Arkansas, Ouachita Baptist, Henderson State, Missouri Southern
Coach Matt Ragsdale:
“He is the most competitive kid that I’ve ever coached. He’s a winner. He wants it more than anybody else on the floor every single night. You can tell by his work ethic and everything he does. After practice, before school, he’s in the gym doing individual workouts in the gym on Saturday and Sunday.
“He plays a lot of the 1 for me, but I believe he’s one of the best shooters in the entire state. He’s got range from almost anywhere. He has unlimited range. He’s really worked on his game so much over the summer. He’s improved his handle so much. He’s one of those combo guards where he can get to the rim. He’s put on enough weight where he’s really able to finish through contact.”
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