7:00 pm March 26, 2012, by Michael Carvell
LaRon Smith, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Palm Bay, Fla., has committed to play basketball at Georgia State.
Smith picked Georgia State over offers from Duquense, Jacksonville and Campbell, among others. He will sign with Georgia State on April 11, the beginning of the NCAA’s late signing period.
“He’s a 6-foot-8 kid with a 7-2 wingspan,” Heritage High School coach Stephen Link told the AJC. “He can play inside or outside. He was my lead shot blocker. He has the ability to step out and shot the 3-pointer but also finish inside.”
Smith averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 4.5 rebounds this past season at Heritage. He committed after taking an official visit to Georgia State last week.
“I didn’t know if he’d commit on his visit,” Link said. “But he fell in love with the city, the coaches, and the direction of the program. They’re going nothing but up and up right now.
“LaRon has the chance to play against some high quality competition and hopefully help Georgia State get to the NCAA tournament.”
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