Endless Motor 4* forward Tyreek Smith had a breakout Spring/Summer, picking up double digit offers. Hit the jump to get Smith’s thoughts on his play with Houston Hoops and where he stands with his recruitment.
The Trinity Christian (TX) junior had a huge July, as his offensive game expanded to include the ability to face-up and beat defenders off the dribble from the perimeter while showing improved footwork in the paint.
“I feel like I played good as an underclassmen playing up a year. I held my own but I also feel like I could’ve done a lot more with my skillset. There’s things I still need to work on daily, but I feel like I did my part and accepted my role in order for us to be successful as a team. I’m working hard and the world will see my skillset next Summer.”
Having elite measurements at 6’8 without shoes and a 7’3 wingspan, Tyreek is a superb shotblocker with a very good motor that can defend multiple positions.
“Energy and toughness were my biggest strengths this past season.”
Already a focal point for most Big 12 programs, Smith has picked up offers Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, Oral Roberts, Houston, Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and LSU since April alone.
“Recently, I’m hearing from Texas A&M, SMU, UL Lafayette, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma and my most recent offer came from LSU. No visits lined up as of yet, more so focused on the High School season now.”
On the court, Tyreek has made a tremendous jump in his ability to be more of a primary option on the offensive end, and he’s looking to take it to the next level.
“I’m looking to be a better weak side shotblocker/rim protector and improve my face-up game, playing off the bounce and decision making.”
A blue collar player that does all the intangible things to help his team win, Smith has the same attitude when it comes to his Trinity Christian squad.
“I’m starting this season with the goal to win a State Championship.”
Tyreek will no doubt be in the Endless Motor top 100 when the 2019 rankings are released. His combination of size, athleticism and a rapidly improving skillset gives him the look of a prospect with some of the highest upside in his class.
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