Steve Fisher has landed his first big recruit of 2016. Last night, 4-Star wing Keith Smith, out of Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, verbally committed to play for the Aztecs. Josh Gershon of Scout.com broke the news via Twitter:
2016 Seattle Rainier Beach SF Keith Smith has committed to #SDSU, he announced.
— Josh Gershon (@JoshGershon) February 11, 2015
Given that National Signing Day for the class of 2016 is still over a year away, Smith will be allowed to visit other schools over the next year. If the verbal commitment holds, however, Fisher and company have a lot to look forward to. Keith Smith has a great frame (6’7”; 190 lbs) and he’s still growing. He’s a very versatile player for his age. He has a superb pull-up game and he has great instincts as a slashing three. He also has a great handle and can be used as the point man in half-court sets when needed. He excels from the mid-range on the drive but he possesses enough range (with a technically sound and smooth shooting stroke) to be a good spot-up shooter from deep.
Smith chose the Aztecs over a who’s who of the best programs in the west including Arizona and Gonzaga.
Keith Smith is the 67th best prospect in the class of 2016 according to 247Sports.