John Calipari is starting the active recruiting period with a bang. During an in-home visit, Calipari extended a scholarship offer to four-star shooting guard Mark Smith, according to his AAU coach Andre McMurray.
The 6’5″ 40 percent three-point shooter won Illinois’ Mr. Basketball after averaging 21.9 points, 8.4 assists and 8.2 rebounds per game. A winner, he led Edwardsville High School to a 30-2 record in his final season. Smith is also being pursued by Michigan State, Indiana, Ohio State, Illinois, Mizzou, Butler, Northwestern and many others.