College: Wake Forest
Years Pro: 2 years
PERSONAL ... Born Ishmael Larry Smith on July 5, 1988, in Charlotte, North Carolina … nickname is "Ish" … son of Gwen and Larry Smith … has three siblings, two sisters and one brother … graduated from Wake Forest with a degree in religion … graduated from Central Cabarrus High (Concord, NC) in 2006, finishing his high school career with 1,775 points and a school-record 687 assists … earned All-Conference honors in 2005 and 2006 … named the Charlotte Observer's Piedmont Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006 … led Central Cabarrus to a 25-3 record and a MECA-6 Conference regular season and tournament title as a senior … averaged 24.8 points and 9.8 assists per game as a senior, earning MECA-6 Conference Player of the Year in 2006 … participated in the 2006 Carolinas Classic All-Star Game … also led Central Cabarrus to a 20-8 record and to the Sectional Finals as a junior … played AAU basketball for the North Carolina Gators.
2012-13 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS Completed his third NBA season by appearing in 51 games (3 starts) split between Orlando and Milwaukee … averaged 2.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists overall … saw action in 36 games for the Magic prior to the Feb. 21 trade that sent him, Gustavo Ayón and J.J. Redick to Milwaukee … averaged 2.1 points and 1.7 rebounds in 15 appearances for the Bucks … made his Bucks debut on March 9 at Golden State, and posted his first double-figure scoring game for Milwaukee (and second of the season) with 10 points at Atlanta on April 12 … tied his career high with seven assists at Charlotte on April 13 … scored a career-high 13 points for Orlando on Dec. 29 vs. Toronto.
2010: Led the Rockets in assists per game during the 2010 NBA Summer League, finishing with averages of 7.8 points (.581, 18-31 FG) and 4.8 assists in five games (five starts) with Houston.
In College: Finished his four-year career at Wake Forest with averages of 9.2 points (.425, 458-1078 FG), 5.1 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.26 steals in 121 games (91 starts) … stands as the only player in Wake Forest history with 1,000 points (1,114) and 600 assists (612) in a career … also the first Deacon with at least 1,000 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds (448) … finished second all-time at Wake Forest in assists … also ranked sixth in career minutes played (3,667), eighth in career steals (153), 18th in career games played (121) and 36th in career points … a three-year team captain who started for the Deacons as a freshman, sophomore and senior … an injury to start his junior year pushed him to a reserve role, but he excelled as the team's sixth man … started all 31 games at point guard as a senior, averaging 13.2 points, 6.0 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.68 steals … named Second-Team All-ACC and earned Second-Team All-District honors from the NABC … received the team's Murray Greason Award and Team Assists Leader award … led the team in assists (185), steals (52) and field goals made (176) … was third in the ACC and seventh nationally in assists per game … led the ACC in minutes played (36.8), sixth in steals and 13th in scoring … was the only player in the country 6-foot or under with 19 blocks on the season … entered the year with just four blocks in his career … posted three 20-point performances and two double-digit assist games in 2009-10 … added two double-doubles as a senior to give him five for his career … saw action in 29 games off the bench as a junior, averaging 6.2 points, 3.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds … missed the first two games of the year after fracturing a bone in his left foot in mid-Sept. … received the team's Most Improved Player award … ranked eighth in the league in assists in 2008-09 … surpassed Chris Paul in career assists vs. Florida State (2/14/09) … was the only Deacon to start every game of the season as a sophomore, starting all 30 contests at point guard … averaged 8.6 points and 4.7 assists in 2007-08, finishing fifth in the ACC in assists … led the ACC in assists as a freshman in 2006-07, finishing with averages of 8.7 points, 6.0 assists and 1.16 steals in 31 games (30 starts) … became just the fifth freshman in the history of the ACC to lead the league in assists (6.0 apg) … was the first Deacon in 20 years to lead the ACC in assists (Muggsy Bogues in 1987) … with 186, broke the Wake Forest freshman record for assists previously held by Paul … topped the team in total steals (36) … had three double-figure assist games, including a career-high 15 assists vs. Georgia Tech (3/8/07).
In Transactions Went undrafted after his senior season at Wake Forest … signed as a free agent by Houston on Aug. 23, 2010.
- Smith Monster DunkIsh Smith busts through the Clippers' defense and lays the hammer down.
- Ish at the HornIsh Smith works his way to the corner and buries a sweet buzzer-beater over the taller defender.
- Nice PassIsh Smith hits Chuck Hayes with a pretty dish in the lane for the layup.
- Pretty DishA broken play leads to a Jordan Hill flush off a nice no-look pass from Ish Smith.