Hotchkiss (Conn.) point guard and Houston native Clyde Smith put an end to his recruitment on Monday when he verbally committed to TCU for the 2012-13 season, mulitiple sources are reporting.
Smith chose the Horned Frogs over Northwestern, Stanford, Boston University and Notre Dame.
His current evaluation from Scouts Inc. reads as follows:
Smith is a skilled attacking guard who plays with great presence and confidence. He is a consistent threat from behind the three-point line with a good understanding of how to come off screens and an ability to make shots in bunches. He has developed a tremendous pull-up game that he utilizes in transition as well as the half-court and is good enough with the ball to make a play for himself or his teammates going to the rim. Physically, he has become much stronger and more explosive within the last year and has the quickness to be a good defender as well.
Smith is more scorer than distributor and so still not a pure point guard despite playing more on the ball than off. He needs to prove he can make those around him better and also make more of a commitment to impacting the game on the defensive end. He doesn't have a pure release on his jumper and so rarely gets credit for being as dangerous as he is with his long ball.
Smith is a talented combo-guard with a versatile attacking game. While he isn't a pure point guard he plays with an aggressive demeanor and is the type of guy who can fill up a scoring column in a hurry.