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Name: Dayshon "Scoochie" Smith

School: Dayton

Season: Senior

ESPN High School Ranking: Unranked (2013)

Birthdate: November 11, 1994 (22)

Birthplace: Bronx, New York

Family: 

- Parents Glenn Blount and Janet Smith

High School: Putnam Science Academy

Accolades:

- 2013 Jordan Brand Regional All Star Game

- #1 Recruit out of New England

Twitter: ScoochStackin

Instagram: ScoochStackin

Height: 6'2

Weight: 185

Injury History: None

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- "I chose UD because it's a family, the academics, and there's a strong alumni base that resides in New York"

- Grew up watching and liking Syracuse and UConn

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 3.6 PPG

- 2 APG

- 1.3 RPG

- 0.7 SPG

- 35% FG

- 27% 3

- 57% FT

Sophomore Season Stats:

- 9.2 PPG

- 3.8 APG

- 3.1 RPG

- 1.4 SPG

- 41% FG

- 38% 3

- 76% FT

Junior Season Stats:

- 11.7 PPG

- 4.3 APG

- 3.5 RPG

- 1.3 SPG

- 44% FG

- 38% 3

- 67% FT

Senior Season Stats: Through 23 games

- 13.2 PPG

- 4.3 APG

- 3.2 RPG

- 1.7 SPG

- 46% FG

- 36% 3

- 74% FT

Analytics: 

- 1st in defensive win shares in the Atlantic 10 in 2016-17

- 7th in assists and assist percentage in the Atlantic 10 in 2016-17

- 8th in steals, assists per game, and steals per game in the Atlantic 10 in 2016-17

Position: PG

Greatest Strength: 3 point shooting, penetration, defense

Greatest Weakness: Age

Athleticism: 8

Aggression: 7

Speed: 7

Strength: 6

Lateral Movement: 8

Basketball IQ: 8

Switchability: 6

3 point shooting: 8

Jumpshot: 8

Ability to finish at the rim: 7

Post moves: N/A

Handle: 7

Passing: 8

Rebounding: 6

Motor: 7

Touch: 8

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 8

Help defense: 

Steals: 8

Blocks: 4

Pick and Roll:

- Defends ball screens well - sticks w man and even if they have a step keeps his hand up and usually doesn't foul

- Effective at using ball screens to get into the lane as well - can attack and finish against multiple defenders

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Quick getting to the hoop - rare ability to finish despite size

- Excellent help defender

- Good 3 point shooter

- Good passer

- High IQ scorer and passer

- Great body control at the rim

- Effective at attacking help and getting teammates open shots

- Gets in the lanes defensively, tips or steals a lot of balls

- Deep range on his 3

Game Analysis: 

Game 1

- vs. Alabama

- #3 Corban Collins

- #12 Dazon Ingram

- #0 Nick King

- Tipped pass

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 off the curl - hits

- Very nice drive from right 45 left to right, used ball screen, then right to left past roll defender and finished with right on help - used body well to defend ball and hit layup right at bucket

- Drives left in transition, hits layup with right with defender right there - good finisher

- Drives left, draws multiple help defenders, tries to wrap around pass to weakside 45 but bad pass

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 - hits

- Steal on corner pass - always aware defender 

- Nice dish - drives middle down heart of the D, draws help scoops pass to big for hook shot

- Drives left, attempts tough left layup, fouled by the help defender - FTs 0/2

- Pullup 3 from right 45 - miss

- Steal on perimeter, drives down for a dunk - good athlete

- One dribble pullup 3 straightaway - in and out

- Offensive foul - drove left from right 45, tried to draw contact and spin away but went through Key

- Catch and shoot deep right 45 3 - miss

- Catch and shoot deep straightaway 3 - hits

Game 2

- vs. New Mexico

- #3 Jordan Hunter

- #4 Elijah Brown

- #5 Jalen Harris

- Drive right in transition fouled 

- Great weakside help in post 

- Catch and shot 3 from right 45 - miss

- Attacks the zone left hit tough bank floater

- Good use of screen pull-up jumper from FT line - hits - quick 

- Fouled brown on backdown - wasn't a foul but brown forced contact 

- Stripped Williams in strongside help - great help defender. 

- Catches in transition up and under layup on left - athletic move

- Catch and shoot left corner 3 - hits 

- Can get over screens 

- Pull-up jumper right 45 - miss

- Catch and shoot 3 left corner - miss

- Great slip pass to big slipping screen

- Denies screen Drive right drew help Great pass to cutter for a layup 

- Catch and shoot straightaway deep 3 - hits

- Pulls up for another 3 straightaway off dribble - miss

NBA Comparison: George Hill

Current Ability: 7

Projection as an NBA Player: 7-7.5

Projected Draft Spot: Undrafted

Opinion: I like Scoochie Smith's game a lot. He is a high IQ player on both ends. He is a very good 3 point shooter, does a great job drawing help and finding the open man, and is an excellent help defender. Smith has solid height for a PG. I don't know if Smith will be drafted but I can see him making the league through the Summer League or D-League.