BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Justin Smith

Class of 2017 wing Justin Smith completed a successful year on the EYBL circuit with Mac Irvin Fire. (Photo by Jon Lopez)

Class of 2017 wing Justin Smith completed a successful year on the EYBL circuit with Mac Irvin Fire. (Photo by Jon Lopez)


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(Photo by Jon Lopez)

(Photo by Jon Lopez)

Justin Smith (Chicago, Ill.), Stevenson HS  / Mac Irvin Fire – Class of 2017
Height: 6’7″
Position: Small Forward
Committed College: Indiana
Star Grade:

4-star

 


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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

BrandonClayScouting.com Player Evaluations

Date: June 18, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NBPA Top 100 Evals (Charlottesville, VA)

Smith is a physical wing with bounce at the wing position. He might be more of a 4 player skill set wise and has the frame to play either spot.

Date: May 24, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL Session IV (Atlanta, Ga.)

Smith is a big time athlete as a combo forward. He boomed an alley oop off of a set play and then finished through traffic. He also showed a jumper off of a jab and step back in the mid range. It is to be determined whether that is a long term part of his game. He shot less than 40% from the field and only 9-45 from 3pt range. He finished averaging close to 9 points and 5 rebounds per game.

Date: May 24, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL Session IV (Atlanta, Ga.)

Smith is a strong-framed combo type at the forward position. Long term, he might be a better matchup at the 4 depending on personnel and his skill development. Smith is averaging 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds per through 16 EYBL games.

Date: May 23, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL Session IV (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Smith is Dimencio Vaughn like with his size on the perimeter. He is capable of getting into the paint off of the bounce.

Date: May 23, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL Session IV (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Smith had only a limited impact here today in a match-up versus the Arkansas Wings. He had a good activity on the wing, but finished only with 6 points in 18 minutes. He had a solid year averaging 8 points per game and 3 rebounds.

Date: January 17, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Hoop Hall Classic (Springfield, Mass.)

Smith is a lengthy wing forward who has some ball skill. He can get down hill with the drive in straight lines. He scored 11 points on 4 of 7 shooting.

Highlights of Smith complements of Courtside Films


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Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and BrandonClayScouting.com. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB