Bull City Prep Academy (NC) forward Jai Smith has received an offer from Missouri Men’s Basketball program, he Tweeted yesterday.
The 6-foot-9, 235-pounder also owns offers from St. john’s, Marquette, Wake Forest, Arizona, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Texas A&M, Alabama, Memphis, Ole Miss, Xavier, Houston, VCU, East Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Hofstra, UMass, Oregon State, San Diego State, Saint Louis, and Rutgers, per Verbal Commits.
That’s a total of 24 Division I college offers so far for Smith, who ESPN rates as a four-star recruit and three stars with Rivals, according to 247Sports.com.
Sources say that Smith has reclassified into the 2022 class. But he could wind up back with the 2021 graduates. I am guessing that could have some bearing on his recruitment, of course, but we will see.
Smith spent a year at St. Thomas More in Connecticut and attended Bishop Ludden in Syracuse as a freshman.
The Tigers posted a 15-16 record and went 7-11 in Southeast Conference (SEC) play lasts season.
— Jerry Del Priore