Jabari Smith Jr. is a consensus top 10 player in the 2021 class and one of the most versatile players in the country, regardless of class. This season he averaged 25 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Sandy Creek (Ga.), and has everyone from Tennessee to Auburn to Georgia to Georgia Tech, among many others, all giving chase. Now, Smith has agreed to give SI All-American exclusive access into his world by chronicling everything from intimate details about his recruitment to his everyday life in a blog.
What’s up world it’s Jabari Smith and I’m giving you guys a look into my life on and off the court through this new blog with Sports Illustrated.
My high school season is over now, we finished a couple of weeks ago; we lost in the Elite 8 to Woodward Academy.
It wasn’t the way that we wanted to go out, but I felt like we grew a lot over the season and got better. I feel I had a good season statistically, but the only thing that matters to me is the state championship.
I averaged 25 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks this season, but I’m the kind of person that’s always looking to get better.
That’s my only goal this spring and summer.
I don’t really pay a lot of attention to rankings or things like that. Everyone has an opinion, but the only thing I can control is how I work, so I go hard at that.
I’ll be running with the Atlanta Celtics this spring and summer so I’m excited to get things started.
We’ve already started practicing and I feel like we have a lot of talent, so we’ll be making a lot of noise.
I took an official to Tennessee a little over a week ago and it was a great visit.
I just got to know the coaches better and watched them play and I loved the atmosphere there. The fans go hard for the team, so that was cool to see.
I don’t have any other visits scheduled right now, but I’ll be getting out to more schools soon. I’ve already taken unofficials to Auburn and Georgia.
OK, right now I’m trying to finish strong in the classroom.
We get out in May and I have a 3.0 GPA, but I want to get it closer to a 4.0 so I’m working on that now. I think my favorite subject would have to be Math.
I just love to challenge myself and that’s probably my toughest class so I love that.
Musically, I listen to a lot of Atlanta rappers like Gunna, Lil Baby, Future and guys like that.
When I’m away from the court, I definitely play video games and one of my favorites is Fortnite. I know everybody thinks they’re the best Fortnite player out there, but I’m pretty good too!
I bring that same competitive edge I have on the court when I’m playing the games too!
OK guys I’ve gotta get going, but I appreciate you reading my blog.
Check back soon for my next one and I’ll talk to you guys then.
Don’t forget to follow Jabari Smith: