Smith is a right handed BIG that has the versatility to block shots, rebound at a high rate and make threes. He averaged 15.5 points, and 10.5 rebounds in 2019-20 for Maryland. He was First Team All Big Ten, as well as First Team All-Defense in the conference. He is quick off his feet, and he is willing to sacrifice his body for the ball. Maryland was 6.7 points per 100 possessions better on defense with Smith in the game. ...Smith shot 36.8% from beyond the college arc in 2019-20. He made 75% of his foul shots, and he gets there often. He led the Big Ten in effective field goal percentage. ...Smith finished second in Big Ten boxscore plus/minus. ...Smith had more than two turnovers for every one assist. We anticipate Smith being selected in the middle of the first round.
Good advice... In 2017, the 12th pick was Luke Kennard. We advised, "draft John Collins."