Interview with 2015 Duke Recruit Ray Smith
Ray Smith is a very talented 6'7" small forward out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is currently ranked 36th in ESPN's rankings of the 2015 recruiting class. Although he has not gotten a scholarship offer from Duke, he is a player who has received interest recently. 247 Sports has his list of offers as Arizona, UNLV, USC, Arizona State, California, Oregon, San Diego St., and UCLA with interest from Duke, Georgetown and Kansas. Ray Smith is a player who could become a player that Duke begins to recruit hard in the coming year. Here is my interview with this talented player.
Thomas Eames: When did you first hear from Duke?
Ray Smith: I personally have not talked to Duke but my father has talked to them.
Thomas Eames: Is Duke a school that you would strongly consider attending?
Ray Smith: All options are open for me right now. I am just really focused on getting better at the moment.
Thomas Eames: What do you like most about Duke as a basketball program?
Ray Smith: There is a tradition of winning as a program! There's nothing expected from Duke but winning.
Thomas Eames: Do you have any plans to visit Duke in the future?
Ray Smith: Not as of now but that is something I would like to do.
Thomas Eames: What will you bring to the college that you chose?
Ray Smith: I will definitely bring hard work and versatility! I will also bring leadership if it’s needed from me.
Thomas Eames: How has playing with and against elite players in high school allowed you to prepare yourself for the next level?
Ray Smith: It shows me what I can do and what I need to do, but I have to continue to work hard.
Thomas Eames: Have you made a list of schools that you are considering?
Ray Smith: I'm not yet but my father and I will sit down and make decisions pretty soon.
Thomas Eames: Do you have a time table for when you will create a list and eventually chose a school?
Ray Smith: I'm not sure yet. Just trying to get bigger faster and stronger.
Thomas Eames: Thanks so much for your time and best of luck in your high school season and college decision process.
Ray Smith: Thank you!