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.