A year ago, things weren’t looking too hot for Dennis Smith Jr He tore his ACL last August and missed his senior season, ultimately deciding to enroll at North Carolina State a semester early. We got a glimpse at him at the CP3 Elite Point Guard Camp in June and knew he was back. Fast forward four months and Dennis Smith Jr is looking like he’s going to be considered for the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Friday night’s ‘Primetime With The Pack’ started off with NC State coach Mark Gottfried going through a simulated boxing match with WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder. From there, a brief scrimmage ensued and despite putting up a rather pedestrian 12 points and 5 assists, Dennis Smith Jr showed why there is so much optimism surrounding the 2016-17 Pack.
The uber athletic 6-3 point guard threw down a number of ridiculous dunks in various fashions. He caught oops, split pick and rolls down the lane, and even threw it between a defender’s legs before throwing down a dunk. Reaffirming what we saw at CP3 Camp, his J from beyond the arc looks a whole lot more consistent, making the Steve Francis comparisons that he’s been given look spot on.
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