Recruiting on the Plains: Zhaire Smith Signs With Texas Tech

Chris Beard adds an athletic forward to the team.

Lakeview Centennial small forward Zhaire Smith (6’5″/190) picked Texas Tech over Texas earlier this afternoon and also made it official by signing his letter of intent.

Smith was a late-riser in terms of recruiting and if you wanted to understand his game, it’s essentially a smaller version of Zach Smith, but with a better outside shot. Zhaire is ridiculously athletic and can dunk all over your pumpkin head. Smith is rated as the 199th best player in the nation, the 40th best shooting guard and the 15th best player in the state of Texas.

Wreck’Em 24/7’s Carlos Silva Jr. spoke with Smith’s high school coach and said that versatility and highlights are Smith’s specialty.

“I would tell any college coaches that he’s about 6-4 and half, but had a 6-10, 6-9 reach, so he is real versatile on the defensive end,” Garland Lakeview Centennial head coach JT Locklear said. “More important, I’d always mention that he will make two or three plays that most humans cannot make sometimes. … When I’d see them, I’d have to look at my bench and as if I really just saw what happened.”

Smith had done all of you a favor and divided his highlights into his perimeter game and also his dunks. Let’s get dunks the dunks done first.

And then the perimeter game.


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