Arizona basketball recruiting: Ray Smith commits to Wildcats

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Swingman Ray Smith, a 5-star prospect, joins guard Justin Simon as a member of the 2015 basketball recruiting class.

Arizona basketball picked up a commitment from 2015 small forward Ray Smith, a Las Vegas High School product who announced his decision via Twitter.

Smith's commitment comes days after tearing his ACL in the adidas Unrivaled camp in Chicago.

The 5-star prospect is ranked as high as 10th overall by Rivals and is ranked by ESPN as the 26th-best prospect in his class. At 6-foot-8 and 180 pounds, the active swingman has quickly risen up the rankings over the past year. He's best known as a lanky, above-the-rim player and because of it has the ability to become a versatile defender that would seemingly fit right in behind the potential -- if not likely -- departures of Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Smith's father believes it is unlikely his son plays during his senior season. Obviously that means Arizona may not know what it's getting when he arrives on campus, but Sean Miller and his staff have apparently seen enough where they kept their offer on the table.

Smith joins guard Justin Simon as the second commit to Arizona's 2015 class.

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