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GARDEN GROVE, Calif. -- After tearing his ACL last year at the Adidas Nations, Dennis Smith Jr. is back. Returning to the place where he first got injured a year ago Tuesday, Smith has been stellar, playing in the College division with Team Wizards.

"I thank God that I'm out here playing again," said the 6-foot-3 N.C. State point guard. "This is where I got injured last year and I'm just thankful to be back on the court."

With the season quickly arriving, Smith feels prepared to go out and have a great year.

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Dennis Smith Jr. has announced that he will be graduating high school early, and will enroll at N.C. State in January.

"It's mainly for rehab purposes," Smith Jr. said on ESPNU Thursday. "I can rehab everyday there, and thankfully my grades are good enough for me to do it early."

Smith Jr., who committed to the Wolfpack in September, went on to say that rehab on his ACL following surgery Aug. 7 has been going even better than the original plan.

Tags: Dennis Smith Jr., Jack LeGwin, North Carolina State University, Adam Zagoria
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