Michigan Basketball: Checking on 3 under-the-radar targets for Wolverines

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Colin Smith

One of the fastest rising prospects in the country is Colin Smith, the 6-foot-7 three-star from St. Mark’s School in Dallas, Texas. Colin is a big-bodied wing with range that can drive to the bucket and dunk or pull-up from 25 feet.

Watching his tape, you’ll notice he’s not terribly quick, but he makes up for it with technique and size. By the time his high school career is over, Smith might move up to PF, but with all the attributes of an NBA forward.

According to 247 sports company rankings, Smith isn’t ranked outside of his composite, which has him at 89. Although, even those who work there know he’s much better than what his ratings suggest.

“Another player that should receive a bump once 2022 rankings are updated, for a three-star, his rankings do not fit the star rankings.” Josh Henschke, the Managing Editor of The Michigan Insider, wrote. ” Of course, things are always slated to change and I feel as if 2022 SF Colin Smith is one that could receive a bump once the 2022 class is addressed.”

Rivals is much closer with their evaluation of Smith, who is a teammate of Harrison Ingram – No. 15 nationally for the 2021 class and a big target for the Wolverines. Colin has reached 58th nationally on Rivals site. One reason for that bump is while Colin may not be the most talented player on his team, he’s still a problem for opposing offenses, and he a phenomenal defender. Last season, Smith averaged 21 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

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