Dayshon Smith to Dayton

With Vincent Council graduating next year, finding another point guard has become one of the top priorities for the final spot (assuming everything holds) to fill out the 2013 class. The point guard most likely at the top of Cooley’s list was Dayshon Smith, who took multiple visits last month and has had the Friars on his mind since last year.

Adam Finkelstein reported this evening that Smith has committed to Dayton, where he had also recently visited. Sounds like he was looking to play right away, something Cooley couldn’t offer with Kris Dunn at the helm.

“After those two visits I felt comfortable making my decision,” Smith said. “Dayton did a great job recruiting me. They had a good connection with my family and they didnt miss a game all summer.”

At Dayton, Smith expects to slide over to point guard on a permanent basis.

“They said I would come in and play right away,” he said. “I would have the ball in my hands and be the focal point.”

With Dayshon Smith off the board, it now remains to be seen if the staff will try to go after guys who are not true point guards (like Brandon Austin) or go hard after some other remaining PG like Shane Rector.

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