Smith Closes G League Season on Positive Note

by Brian Seltzer Reporter

Zhaire Smith this weekend wrapped up G League regular season play on a positive note.

First, in the Delaware Blue Coats' 142-133 loss Friday to the Long Island Nets, he established a new career high with 19 points. Then, the next night, Smith tallied 12 points in the Coats' 124-117 victory over the Maine Red Claws.

Both contests were held at the new 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware, and saw the 2018 no. 16 pick shoot a combined 12 of 25 from the field, and 5 of 11 from 3-point territory. Prior to the Blue Coats' final two tilts, Smith had still be looking for his first perimeter basket.

After returning to play following rehabilitation from Jones Fracture surgery, Smith went on to appear in 11 games for the Blue Coats, averaging 7.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 22.6 minutes. The 19-year old guard started the club's last four games of the season, and reached double-figures in the team's final three outings. 


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