Today was supposed to be the day Ray Smith would become an Arizona Wildcat.

The UA commit from Las Vegas expected his Dream Vision club team would make today’s ESPN-telecast finals of the Adidas Super 64. So he figured he would play, then announce his choice on camera.

“I’m a very arrogant type of person when it comes to the court,” said Smith, 17. “So I thought we were going to make it to (the final on) Sunday, and I was going to try to do it on TV.”

But those plans, and Smith’s senior season at Las Vegas High School, were blown up on July 10 when the 2015 five-star wing tore his left ACL. He had surgery on the knee last week and could only watch from the sidelines Saturday, his leg propped up in a cast, as Dream Vision coasted in its second championship bracket game.

Yet he was OK with all of this. Improbably, maybe even more than OK with it. He just moved his plans up a bit, committing to the Wildcats on July 13 in the wake of what he called positive support from UA coaches, and he stayed positive himself.