Consensus 5-Star Nick Smith Jr., Signs with Razorbacks
Nick Smith Jr.
6-5, 185, G
North Little Rock, Ark. / North Little Rock HS
- 5-Star – 6th overall by ESPN / #4 shooting guard in the nation
- 5-Star – 9th overall by 247Composite / #3 combo guard in the nation
- 5-star – 8th overall by 247Sports / #3 combo guard in the nation
- 5-Star – 16th overall by Rivals / #2 point guard in the nation
- At #6 by ESPN, is the third-highest rated player to ever sign with Arkansas trailing Corliss Williamson (ranked either #1 or #2 by all the recruiting services) and Al Jefferson (ranked #3 by 247Sports and #4 by Rivals in 2004).
- On the 2021-22 Jersey Mike’s Naismith National High School Player of the Year Watch List
- Consensus #1 player from Arkansas by the recruiting websites
- 2020-21 MaxPreps Arkansas High School Basketball Player of the Year
- 2021 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Preps (all divisions) Player of the Year … Averaged 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
- 2020 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Preps Underclassman of the Year … Averaged 21.3 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals
- Played at Sylvan Hills as a junior and sophomore
- In the summer of 2021, led Brad Beal Elite AAU team to a 6-2 record and the finals of Peach Jam while averaging 18.6 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game … Scored 31 points (10-of-18 shooting) in the championship game and became the first player since NBA star Michael Porter Jr. to score more than 30 in the finals.