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ESPN 4-star Nick Smith Jr. includes Arkansas in top 10
Sylvan Hills guard Nick Smith shoots a 3-pointer during a game against Little Rock Hall on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Cirks Arena in Little Rock.
ESPN 4-star shooting guard Nick Smith Jr. has included Arkansas is his list of top 10 schools on Tuesday.
Smith, 6-5, 176 pounds, of Sylvan Hills, named a top 10 of Arkansas, Auburn, Georgetown, Florida, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Kansas, Texas Tech, Baylor and Oral Roberts.
He was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Underclassman of the Year after averaging 21.3 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals per game as a sophomore.
Smith shot 52% on 2-point attempts, 35% beyond the 3-point line and 85% from the free throw line last year.
ESPN rates Smith the No. 10 shooting guard and No. 43 overall prospect in the nation for the 2022 class. He is the No. 1 recruit in the state.
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