High prospect Jabari Smith Jr. teased his future plans after an early exit within the NCAA Event.
“I really feel like if I needed to decide a thousand extra occasions, I wouldn’t select nowhere else however Auburn,” Smith Jr. mentioned, by way of ESPN.
Smith Jr. had a tricky capturing evening in Auburn’s 79-61 loss to Miami capturing 3-16 from the sphere, 1-8 from three, and 3-6 from the road.
Nonetheless, Smith Jr. completed with 10 factors, 15 rebounds, 4 assists, and three blocks.
“He’s such an awesome competitor and such an awesome teammate,” Auburn’ males’s basketball head coach Bruce Pearl mentioned of Smith Jr.
“He’s not egocentric. He’s hardworking. He’s disciplined. He’s a professional. He had an awesome expertise at Auburn, and he made historical past at Auburn. Clearly, I’m very, very happy with him.”
In 34 video games at Auburn, Smith Jr. averaged 16.9 factors and seven.4 rebounds on 43%/42%/80% capturing splits.
If the NBA Draft have been held as we speak, likelihood is Smith Jr. could be taken first or second total.
Disappointing tourney apart – the long run is actually brilliant for Smith Jr.