Jerry Smith ● 6 feet, 2 inches ● 190 pounds ● GuardJerry Smith is precisely the type of player that can benefit greatly from Summer League. After a solid showing in the NBA D-League his first year out of Louisville in 2010-11, the 6-foot-2 guard took a quantum leap in year two. Last season with the Springfield Armor, Smith averaged 19.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists over the course of 39 games. Smith parlayed that solid season into his first-ever GATORADE Call-Up when he played nine games for the New Jersey Nets. In that stint he got decent looks – he averaged 9.2 minutes per game – and he averaged 1.4 points and 1.4 rebounds.
Smith, a converted point guard, as are so many in the NBA D-League, has shown improved ability to run an offense the past two seasons. If he can run the show for the Select Team, he will likely open some eyes. In fact, Smith says that his main goal for his time in Las Vegas is to show NBA scouts that he is capable of being a true NBA point guard.
After a strong four-year career at Louisville, Smith went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft. In his time playing professionally, however, he has shown off a scoring prowess that wasn’t always evident in college. He is a native of Wisconsin.