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Ish Smith

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Suns

Biography

Background

2012-13 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Completed his third NBA season by appearing in 52 games (3 starts) split between Orlando and Milwaukee … averaged 2.4 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.7 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 2.4 points and 1.9 assists in 16 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, and established a new career high with seven rebounds at Oklahoma City on April 17 … scored a career-high 13 points for Orlando on Dec. 29 vs. Toronto.

 

PRO CAREER ... 2011-12: Played in 26 combined games with both Golden State and Orlando, averaging 2.8 ppg, 1.6 apg and 1.3 rpg in 9.0 mpg … played in six games with the Warriors, averaging 4.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg and 1.5 apg in 10.5 mpg … made one start with the Warriors on Dec. 28 vs. New York, recording a season-high 11 points, a career-high six rebounds, four assists and two steals in a season-best 29 minutes … waived by Golden State on Jan. 13, then signed as a free agent by Orlando on Feb. 2 … in 20 outings with the Magic, averaged 2.3 ppg, 1.6 apg and 1.3 rpg in 8.6 mpg … also played in one playoff game (May 2), tallying one rebound and one blocked shot in five minutes … led (or tied) the Magic in assists twice … dished out a career-high-tying seven assists on Apr. 9 vs. Detroit … recorded at least one steal 10 times (eight with Orlando), including a career-high-tying three steals on Apr. 9 vs. Detroit … DNP-CD 27 times (23 times with Orlando, four with Golden State) and on the Inactive List once (Mar. 18) ... 2010-11: Played in 43 combined games during his rookie campaign with Houston and Memphis, averaging 2.3 ppg, 1.8 apg and 1.1 rpg in 10.3 mpg … signed as a free agent with Houston on Aug. 23 … appeared in 28 games (three starts) with the Rockets, averaging 2.6 ppg, 2.3 apg and 1.5 rpg in 11.8 mpg … as a starter, averaged 6.3 ppg, 3.3 apg, 3.3 rpg and 2.00 spg in 27.0 mpg … scored a career-high 12 points on Dec. 10 at Washington and on Dec. 17 at Oklahoma City … dished out career-high seven assists on Dec. 6 at San Antonio … Also played in eight games (five starts) with Rio Grande, Houston’s affiliate in the NBA Development League, averaging 12.5 ppg, 7.9 apg, 4.3 rpg, 1.50 spg and 1.25 bpg in 32.9 mpg … traded by Houston to Memphis along with Shane Battier in exchange for DeMarre Carroll, Hasheem Thabeet and a first round draft pick on Feb. 24 … played in 15 games with the Grizzlies, averaging 1.8 ppg and 1.0 apg in 7.5 mpg … also played in five playoff outings, averaging 0.8 ppg in 2.0 mpg … on Inactive List 22 times and had 16 DNP-CDs.

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Not drafted by an NBA franchise … signed as a free agent with Houston (Aug. 23, 2010) … played with Rio Grande of the NBA Development League (2010-11) … traded by Houston to Memphis along with Shane Battier in exchange for DeMarre Carroll, Hasheem Thabeet and a first round draft pick (Feb. 24, 2011) … waived by Memphis (Dec. 14, 2011) … awarded to Golden State off waivers (Dec. 16, 2011) … waived by Golden State (Jan. 13, 2012) … signed as a free agent by Orlando (Feb. 2, 2012) … traded to Milwaukee along with Gustavo Ayón and J.J. Redick in exchange for Tobias Harris, Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih (Feb. 21, 2013).

 

COLLEGE ... Played in 121 career games (91 starts) during his four-year collegiate career at Wake Forest, averaging 9.2 ppg, 5.1 apg, 3.7 rpg and 1.26 spg … became the first player in Wake Forest history to post more than 1,000 points (1,114) and 600 assists (612) during his career ... finished his career ranked second all-time on the Demon Deacons’ list in assists … as a senior (2009-10), started all 31 games, averaging 13.2 ppg, 6.0 apg (seventh in the nation), 4.9 rpg and 1.68 spg, earning Second Team All-ACC honors … as a freshman (2006-07), became the first freshman in ACC history to lead the conference in assists (6.0 apg) and the first Wake Forest player to do so since Muggsy Bogues in 1987.

 

PERSONAL ... Full name is Ishmael Larry Smith ... son of Gwen and Larry Smith ... has two sisters and one brother ... earned a degree in religion from Wake Forest … finished his high school career with 1,775 points and a school-record 687 assists … named the Charlotte Observer’s Piedmont Player of the Year, while earning all-conference honors his junior and senior years (2005-06) … as a senior (2006), averaged 24.8 ppg and 9.8 apg, earning MECA-6 Conference Player of the Year.

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