Daishon Smith didn’t play his best when Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall watched him practice earlier this fall. A groin injury slowed him, and Smith didn’t despair.

When Marshall returned in early October, Smith’s body had healed and he played much better in a jamboree for Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College.

“I finished with 18 points in one game and then 25 points,” Smith said. “I knew that once I got healthy everything would be good and I would show my full potential.”

Things moved quickly from there. Smith (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) gave WSU a non-binding commitment on Sunday before leaving Wichita to fly back to Tallahassee.

Smith is a sophomore who played last season at Eastern Florida State College. He earned honorable mention all-conference honors after averaging 8 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 turnovers and 3 rebounds in 32 games, two of them starts. He attended Ribault High in Jacksonville, Fla.

“He’s extremely fast with the ball,” said Cameron Belden, a scout for Mullen Sports recruiting service. “He can be playing alongside other fast people and he looks extra fast. Athletically, he’s so special, he’s going to be a very good defender.”

Tallahassee coach Mark White said he recruited Smith as a guard who could play both spots. After working with him through the summer and fall, he now considers him a point guard.