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.