“He’s a very good all around basketball player. He’s been primarily a small forward in Memphis, but has the ability to play more than one position. He’s a very good rebounder and likes to mix it up with guys who are his size and bigger.”
In his second NBA season, Smith averaged 3.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game. The Charlotte Expansion Selection broke into the NBA by signing with Memphis in 2003. The 6-8, 225-pound forward averaged 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds and earned regular time as the Grizzlies were fighting in the Western Conference playoff race. Smith left Ball State fourth in its history with 882 rebounds.