How Shaka Smart landed the highest-rated recruit of his VCU tenure on Monday

If being VCU's top priority appealed to Larrier, so did the way Smart and his staff pursued him. Smart made it a priority to get to know the New York native during the 18 months that VCU recruited him, calling on his birthday, mentoring him regarding life as much as basketball and getting to know his friends and family.

Who would not love to play for Shaka Smart?