Trevor Smith 5’11 150 2023 Woodside High School, Newport News VA
Trevor is a court savvy and poised floor general with an amazing feel has the look of a natural playmaker. He’s an intelligent decision maker, has great vision and never seems deterred or rushed which is impressive since I’m evaluating the rising freshman while watching him play in Summer League action against varsity competition. Trevor has tremendous quickness and body control. He knows how to change speeds and has the quick burst that allows him to make a dribble move or change directions which he does with abruptness and craftiness and then suddenly blow by defenders. He can go between the legs, use regular crossovers or go behind the back and all in stride and with impressive quickness. He displays that same skill in the open floor and in transition as he can push the ball with very good end to end speed making great decisions with the ball and always looking to pass ahead to the open man but then suddenly switch into another gear and become a blur slashing to the rim. Trevor is extremely quick with the ball in his hands and puts pressure on defenses by pushing the tempo. He attacks the basket hard! I was at the baseline one game and the power he generates with a strong frame and his explosiveness allows him to really attack the basket fearlessly and assertively. Trevor has a competent jumper featuring a smooth compact release. Very good in mid range areas and has a quick release. He is a pass first playmaker who does a great job drawing double teams and finding the open man or moving defenders with the dribble create angles. He can impact the pace and tempo of the game. Defensively Trevor has solid technique and the lateral quickness to contain the dribble. He’s active and smart off the ball while proving to be an irritating defensive presence for ball handlers able to use a good amount of upper body strength, athleticism and quick footwork to defend relentlessly the length of the floor. Trevor’s amazing poise and IQ might also be attributed to his DNA! His Dad, Timmy Smith starred at Denbigh High School (Newport News VA) and Hargrave Military Academy before playing collegiately at East Tennessee State University where he was the 2006 Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year and led the nation in steals. Timmy went on to play professionally overseas for several seasons. Trevor also has the luxury of being coached by another player with collegiate and professional successes in Woodside High School Head Coach Stefan Welsh. Welsh is a former Woodside star who led the Wolverines to back to back state titles. He went on to lead the University of Arkansas to the NCAA tournament and enjoyed a professional career overseas and also played in the NBA D League. Trevor has an older brother Timmy, who stars in the backcourt for Woodside High School and is among the top players in the 757 in the 2021 class! Trevor is a player college coaches should begin watching now! He’s coming!