JaShaun Smith would bring athleticism and a winning attitude to the Lancers 2016 class.Two big bits of recruiting news this weekend from the Class of 2015 and the Class of 2016.
Two Coming from California?
First it seems like 2015 point guard Jelani Mitchell is expected to join the fray and may be a JUCO package deal with Blake Hamilton, who we mentioned last week. Mitchell may join Hamilton on his visit to Farmville and has played his past two seasons at Riverside City College in California. Mitchell appeared in 26 games this year averaging 7.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.
Mitchell, who stands 6’5, came out of Muir High School in Pasadena. He originally received interest from Colorado, UCLA, USC, Texas, Washington and others before a serious knee injury ended his senior year. He currently holds offers from Cal State Northridge, Rice, and Colorado. He was also graded as a 3 star recruit out of high school.
Lancers Offer 2016 Forward
Longwood continues to recruit the Garner Road AAU program heavily and was the first to offer 2016 6’6 forward JaShaun Smith from Garner, North Carolina. Smith was a key member of the state champion Garner Magnet High School this year who went 28-1.
The Hoops Column gave Smith the following scouting report:
Strengths: Jashaun continues to turn heads with his elite athleticism and ability to finish well above the rim. He also is a threat to fill the lanes nicely and make mid-range jumpers out on the break. He is a good rebounder that is relentless in his pursuit for second chance opportunities. He also can defend both wing positions with no problem and does a nice job staying in front of lead guards on switches. Smith received his first division one offer from Longwood on May 2. Look for him to receive many more.
Areas of Improvement: Smith is between the 3 and 4 positions. He has all the tools to become a big time 3 at the next level. If he can continue to increase his perimeter game, he will make a huge progressions in his game.
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