Deivon Smith – Point guard
Much like Josh Hall, many expected a potential commitment out of Deivon Smith earlier in September after he made an official visit to Louisville.
Since that weekend, there’s been a lot of insider forum chatter about whether or not Smith actually enjoyed the visit and whether there was a future for him at Louisville.
We know that Louisville prioritized five-star guards DJ Steward and Caleb Love throughout the summer, only to strike out on both, leaving them a ton of questions at the lead guard spot in the class of 2020.
However, for those looking for hope with Smith – Jake Weingarten may be the source. While watching the Cards pick up games this weekend, Weingarten tweeted that he believed Louisville was still in the thick of things with the four-star guard.
At 5’11, Smith doesn’t fit the “mold” of Chris Mack guards from what we have seen and heard the last few years. But what he lacks in height, he more than makes up for with elite athleticism and basketball IQ.
He’s a pass-first point guard, who excels in the pick and roll as a decision-maker. He scores the ball as needed, but has the unique trait of making everyone else on the floor better every time he plays.
Smith has been trending towards Louisville, but things have gone quiet since the visit. Tom Crean and Georgia are a threat to Louisville, with Smith being from the area. But if recruiting experts feel comfortable with Smith eventually being a Card, it’s hard to not be somewhat optimistic.