Mark Stoops isn’t the only one using today’s matchup with Florida to recruit. The third-ranked point guard in the 2018 class, Ja’Vonte Smart, is taking an unofficial visit to Lexington today, according to Evan Daniels. The five-star point guard is the No. 13 player in the class of 2018 in the 247 composite rankings.
From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kentucky’s coaches have made it a point over the last two years to see Smart play every time they’re in town to play LSU, but John Calipari has not yet extended a scholarship offer. The Tigers are currently the favorite for the hometown kid. Baylor and Kansas are also in the mix for Smart.
Below are highlights from Smart’s 40-point performance from last month.
Smart isn’t the only elite underclassman at today’s game. According to T.J. Walker, Elijah Elliot, Kyky Tandy and Davis Johnson will also be at today’s game.
Elliot is a 6’3″ junior shooting guard who plays prep ball with API out of Dallas, Texas. Tandy and Johnson are sophomore standouts from the state of Kentucky. From University Heights in Hopkinsville, Tandy has already visited Louisville a few times. From Trinity High School, Johnson is also on UofL’s early radar.