ZHAIRE SMITH

ZHAIRE SMITH

TEAM: Philadelphia 76ers

HOMETOWN: Garland, TX

DATE OF BIRTH: June 4, 1999

COLLEGE: Texas Tech University

POSITION: Guard

 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Playing his first and only season of NCAA basketball for Texas Tech University, Smith finished as the second leading scorer for the Red Raiders with 11.3 points per game and as the team-leading rebounder with five boards per game
  • Smith led the Raiders to the 2018 NCAA Tournament, averaging 12 points and 7.3 rebounds per game throughout the tourney bringing them to the Elite Eight
  • After finishing with 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists versus Florida in the second round of the NCAA tournament, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony ranked Smith 17th overall on ESPN’s Big Board
  • On February 7, 2018, Smith scored an NCAA career-high 21 points to go with 8 rebounds in a victory versus Iowa State
  • Smith played high school basketball at JT Locklear of Lakeview Centennial, where he averaged 20.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3 assists per game his senior season. He was ranked a four-star recruit by 247 Sports and a three-star recruit by ESPN

 

AWARDS:

  • All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2018)
  • Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2018)
  • Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (2018)
  • Bleacher Report’s All-Tournament Team – Elite Eight (2018)
  • District 10-6A MVP Honors (2017)

 

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