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Old 10-30-2016, 12:45 PM   #1
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ESPN's #4 prospect in the 2018 class and the #1 forward. A very quick and athletic stretch 4 type forward with deep range. She's 6'4", but freakishly athletic.. she can handle the ball, push in transition, hit pull up jumpers and threes.. and still has a developing back to the basket game. Post players being able to handle the ball is the future of the position and Smith is the prototype.

Being recruited by most of the big schools, recently trimmed her list to 9 and will likely drop to an even smaller list of schools in a few months or so. I think it's interesting that after not originally making the cut, SC was added to her top 9.

Dawn will likely host Smith on an unofficial visit some time this season and will make a home visit in the spring.

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ESPN's #4 prospect in the 2018 class and the #1 forward. A very quick and athletic stretch 4 type forward with deep range. She's 6'4", but freakishly athletic.. she can handle the ball, push in transition, hit pull up jumpers and threes.. and still has a developing back to the basket game. Post players being able to handle the ball is the future of the position and Smith is the prototype.

Being recruited by most of the big schools, recently trimmed her list to 9 and will likely drop to an even smaller list of schools in a few months or so. I think it's interesting that after not originally making the cut, SC was added to her top 9.

Dawn will likely host Smith on an unofficial visit some time this season and will make a home visit in the spring.

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You think she makes it out of Texas?
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Nalyssa is "the forward" we should go all out to get. She would fit into the double post system Dawn likes, but we'll need to sign a post in this class too. Besides this and maybe more importantly is her ability to shoot from the arc; which makes her a natural fit into the motion style offensive system (4 out 1 in) that we've run with some success in games this season. She is the type of special player you can build around. There is a short clip of her on YouTube showing some of her skill set, just search her name. Probably tough to get her out of Texas, but worth the time & effort.
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Nalyssa is "the forward" we should go all out to get. She would fit into the double post system Dawn likes, but we'll need to sign a post in this class too. Besides this and maybe more importantly is her ability to shoot from the arc; which makes her a natural fit into the motion style offensive system (4 out 1 in) that we've run with some success in games this season. She is the type of special player you can build around. There is a short clip of her on YouTube showing some of her skill set, just search her name. Probably tough to get her out of Texas, but worth the time & effort.
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One of my favorite videos of her.

I agree, I think she needs to be our number 1 focus for the class of 2018..

If I could build my dream class for 2018 I would take Nelson-Ododa, Smith, Williams and Henderson..

But there's no possible way we get 3 of the top 4 recruits lol... so I would take Smith for sure and probably Henderson/Scott-Grayson at PG, a center for sure and a hot shooting wing (Rhyne Howard/Elizabeth Balogun/Christyn Williams)..

We likely need a point guard (didn't take one in 2017 although Troup is a 2/1 guard), we DEFINITELY need a Center and a PF.. that's three schollies right there, the last schollie can probably go to the best of what's available. My pick would be a very good shooting wing.
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One of my favorite videos of her.

I agree, I think she needs to be our number 1 focus for the class of 2018..

If I could build my dream class for 2018 I would take Nelson-Ododa, Smith, Williams and Henderson..

But there's no possible way we get 3 of the top 4 recruits lol... so I would take Smith for sure and probably Henderson/Scott-Grayson at PG, a center for sure and a hot shooting wing (Rhyne Howard/Elizabeth Balogun/Christyn Williams)..

We likely need a point guard (didn't take one in 2017 although Troup is a 2/1 guard), we DEFINITELY need a Center and a PF.. that's three schollies right there, the last schollie can probably go to the best of what's available. My pick would be a very good shooting wing.
Out of those 4 which do you believe our chances are the best with?
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Out of those 4 which do you believe our chances are the best with?
Destanni Henderson probably. She's one of the few recruits that South Carolina did a home visit for during the fall (Jazmine Massengill being another), so that tells you that Dawn wants an elite point guard in this class... the good thing is that we're in pursuit of three really good point guards.. Destanni Henderson, Honesty Scott-Grayson and Jazmine Massengill and I feel good about getting at least one of them. They all bring something different to the table as well.. Henderson is smaller and more of a combo guard (think Cuevas) but is super fast, an elite dribbler and an elite scorer and can score off the dribble and catch/shoot, Scott-Grayson is a little bigger at 5'10 (think Tiffany Mitchell) and a true point guard (distributor) but can put up offense as well, Massengill is very tall for a point guard at 6'0 (think Allisha Gray) with crazy athleticism and so disruptive with great length in the backcourt. She's so smooth, finesse like in her game. You know how PJ Dozier is a size mismatch at PG for our men's team... Massengill would be the same for the women's team.

With that being said, I don't think PG is a crushing need in this class... sure we should sign one if these three really good point guards are interested in us, but we have some big needs elsewhere at the forward spots. Alaina Coates will be a BIG loss for us after this season, and Wilson the next.. I think a 4 or 5 forward rotation is ideal.

For 2017-2018 our forwards will be:
C - Alexis Jennings
PF - A'ja Wilson
PF - Mikiah Harrigan
PF - LaDazhia Williams
(So we lose Coates, but we actually gain 1 more body in the Forward rotation.. and yes Williams will play next year, just like Harrigan this year)

For 2018-2019:
C - Alexis Jennings
PF - Mikiah Harrigan
PF - LaDazhia Williams
C - Olivia Nelson Ododa? Danielle Cosgrove? Elissa Cunane?
PF - NaLyssa Smith?

If we can get either Nelson-Ododa (she's close being from Georgia) or Elissa Cunane (right in our recruiting backyard with SC's growing presence in NC) I think we're set at Center. Another 5 prospect I would like to see us get involved with is Olivia Owens from NY. She is very Coates like down low.

Smith seems to be the only big time power forward we're recruiting... I think she's a long shot but I would be ecstatic if she came to SC. She's a mismatch at her position in every way possible, she's a superb dribbler, passer and scorer for a forward.. and her athleticism is off the charts. She would give us a completely new look at PF. One thing I'm noticing.. with Harrigan, Williams and now Smith, is that Dawn is going for the athletic stretch-4 heading into the future. Imani Lewis from New Jersey and Elizabeth Dixon from Tennessee are other power forwards that I think we should keep our eyes on.

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DorchesterGamecock,
I like your "dream class" and I too think our best chance is landing Henderson. My concern here is that Ty Harris will be just be a junior and I'm not sure how a top recruit will feel waiting 2 years to take over. As you said it's not a pressing need as Ty looks pretty solid, but if one wants to come great.

There is a big guard in Ga that plays for Our Lady of Mercy HS; she reminds me a lot of K Davis, same size and skill set named Morgan Jones rated #19 espnW. Hope we're looking at her..... Georgia is a state that we should really recruit hard, it produces a lot of talented players with the added benefit that it's close enough for family to attend games here & Conference away games. There's a 3 minute YouTube video of her playing that shows what she can do. I couldn't find anything on where she's considering.......
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According to this article, Smith has narrowed down to Baylor, Connecticut, Kansas, Louisville, Ohio State and West Virginia.

https://prospectsnation.com/story/pl...-nalyssa-smith

UPDATE: Smith just tweeted that she's still considering all nine previously mentioned schools... so SC, Texas and Texas Tech have not been cut.

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According to this article, Smith has narrowed down to Baylor, Connecticut, Kansas, Louisville, Ohio State and West Virginia.

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UPDATE: Smith just tweeted that she's still considering all nine previously mentioned schools... so SC, Texas and Texas Tech have not been cut.
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Reason I asked was because I search and saw where she clarified that she was still considering us then I saw someone with a twitter handle @ SC WBB News lol
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I most definitely appreciate it because it's hard to find WBB recruiting news compared to other sports.
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So glad to see we're still on the list; its important to keep pace with other programs talent wise.
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Entire coaching staff had a in-home visit.
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I hope we gained some traction with this young lady!
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I hope we gained some traction with this young lady!
She was one of the recruits most excited about last night. She retweeted a lot of pro-Gamecock stuff.

She even picked SC to win it all in her bracket from the start of the tournament.

This title is just something else to show to recruits that "yes, come here, it can be done at South Carolina"..
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