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Kentucky Target Ja’Vonte Smart Scores 33 in Nike EYBL

@javontesmart | Twitter

@javontesmart | Twitter

Baton Rouge native and 5-star point guard Ja’Vonte Smart recently announced the final six schools on his list consisting of Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Oklahoma, and UCLA.

Smart went off for 33 points on 12 of 18 shooting in his first action on the Nike EYBL circuit, including 6 of 11 three-pointers in a 99-92 loss to fellow Kentucky target Bol Bol. Smart is rated as the 11th best player in the class of 2018 and the No.3 point guard by 247Sports Composite.

Smart faces a tough decision as he could follow the path of Malik Newman by staying at home and attending his home state school or he could follow Malik Monk’s blueprint by leaving his home-state to attend a blue-blood program.

Kentucky is considered the favorite to land Smart.

Article written by Eli Mitchell

University of Kentucky Class of 2020

4 Comments for Kentucky Target Ja’Vonte Smart Scores 33 in Nike EYBL



  1. keiths
    4:58 pm May 21, 2017 Permalink

    And we were the favorite last week to land Bamba, How’d that work out?



    • catsarerunnin
      5:28 pm May 21, 2017 Permalink

      “We”?? You’re not “we”.



    • TBW3011
      6:24 pm May 21, 2017 Permalink

      Not really. Nearly every Pick leading up to the announcement was for Texas.



  2. StuckinLville
    10:06 am May 23, 2017 Permalink

    They were all switching to Texas, did you even pay attention? Bamba made the choice based soley on Jarret Allen. Well he has to realize he is not Allen and what worked for him may or may not work himself. I would have went with the coach that has the three best bigs in the league, but whatever. As for staying home or leaving, Newman transfered, sat out a year, and is just now getting to play this year. Whereas Monk is a year younger and will be in the league a year earlier. It should be a no brainer.