2013 Guard Dayshon Smith Verbally Commits to Dayton


Bronx-native Dayshon Smith made his collegiate decision on Friday, verbally committing to Dayton and head coach Archie Miller.

Smith announced the decision on his Twitter account and joins six-foot guard Kyle Davis among the Flyers’ 2013 commits. Davis pledged to Dayton back in August.

At 6-foot-3, Smith is labeled as a versatile play maker who continues to make significant strides on the court. The list of offers ran long for Smith during his recruitment and it included a number of mid-to-high major schools.

Following his junior season, Smith stepped into the limelight with the New York Lightning AAU program, scooping up offers from Providence, Illinois and Penn State. However, in the end it was Miller and the Flyers that won the race for Smith’s services.

“It just came down to where the best decision was, where the best opportunity was,” Smith told the Dayton Daily News. “It doesn’t really matter about the Big Ten or BCS conferences because the Atlantic 10 is on the rise. It’s also one of the best conferences in the NCAA.”

Smith currently attends the Putnam Science Academy (CT), where he averaged 17.0 points and 6.0 assists last year as a junior.

The addition of Smith bodes great for the Flyers’ future as the A-10 Conference continues to rise with the recent additions of both VCU and Butler. Dayton now has two commitments from the top-150, according to Rivals. Davis is listed at No. 109 overall, while Smith comes in at No. 121.

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