The Ringer’s Shaker Samman bestowed another accolade on the youngster.
Samman writes: “But if a Tech run means that Zhaire Smith will be on every television set in the country, disrespecting
gravity, then sign me up. So what’s at stake for the Red Raiders? A nation’s morale. The most fun player remaining in the
tournament plays for Texas Tech.”
Smith isn’t new to the Red Raider faithful, who have been watching him pull off incredible plays all year. It was
Smith’s alley-oop from Keenan Evans that introduced him to the world.