Nolan Smith - Draft Prospect Profile

Nolan Smith - Draft Prospect Profile

Position: Guard | Height: 6'2" | Weight: 185 | Year: Senior | City/State: Upper Marlboro, Md. | High School: Oak Hill Academy [Va.]

Career Notes

Ranks tied for seventh at Duke with 143 career games played ... he has been a part of 121 wins in his four seasons to rank tied for sixth in ACC history and fifth at Duke

Averaged 13.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 143 career games, including 97 starts ... had 90 career double-figure scoring games with 38 games with 20 or more points and 30 or more points in four games Had a career free throw percentage of .800 (411-514) to rank ninth on the Duke career percentage list

One of 60 players in school history to score 1,000 or more career points, ranking 17th on the all-time list with 1,911 points ... he is the only player in school history to score over 1,500 career points with less than 500 total points in his first two seasons combined

Part of a senior class that compiled a school record for home victories and home winning percentage with a 65-2 (.970) record in four seasons ... Duke has not lost a non-conference home game since 2000

Smith helped lead the Blue Devils to three consecutive 30-win seasons, only the sixth time it has been done in NCAA Division I history ... the 97 wins over three years is the third most all-time at Duke

One of the most likable personalities in college basketball

An explosive athlete that emerged as a potent scorer as well as a lockdown perimeter defender as a junior

Possesses a solid handle, a quick first step and the strength to finish at the rim

Owns one of the most polished mid-range games in college basketball ... has continued to work hard in the offseason to improve his outside shooting touch

Plays both guard positions ... has the confidence and skill set to be one of the elite guards in the country

Helped Duke to the 2010 NCAA Championship in Indianapolis, the same city his father, the late Derek Smith, won a title with Louisville in 1980

Active in Duke's award-winning Verizon Read with the Blue Devils, a community outreach reading program in the Durham school district ... community involvement also includes visits to the Duke Children's Hospital


Born Nolan Derek Smith on July 25, 1988, in Louisville, Ky.

Son of Monica and the late Derek Smith ... has a stepfather, Curtis Malone, and one older sister, Sydney Smith

Father, Derek, played basketball at Louisville and was a member of the 1980 NCAA Championship team that defeated UCLA ... his father also played nine years in the NBA and was an assistant coach in the NBA for two years

Named MVP of the 2005 adidas Camp all-star game

Grew up with and remains close friends with Michael Beasley

Played AAU basketball with the DC Assault, helping the team to the 16&U National Championship and the team title at the Las Vegas adidas Championship Student government president in 2006-07

Member of the National Honor Society

Favorite athletes are Kobe Bryant, Muhammad Ali and the late Derek Smith

An African and African-American studies major