Roscoe Smith

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Roscoe Smith
Roscoe Smith.jpg
Smith in high school
No. 14 – Greensboro Swarm
Position Small forward / Power forward
League NBA G League
Personal information
Born (1991-05-01) May 1, 1991 (age 27)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school Walbrook (Baltimore, Maryland)
Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
College
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 Los Angeles D-Fenders
2015 Ironi Nes Ziona
2015–2016 Nea Kifissia
2016–2017 Los Angeles D-Fenders
2017 Delaware 87ers
2017–2018 Erie BayHawks
2018–present Greensboro Swarm
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Rookie Third Team (2015)
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2015)
  • NCAA champion (2011)

Roscoe R. Smith (born May 1, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). As a freshman, Smith was a starter on the Connecticut Huskies' 2011 national championship team.

High school and college career

A 6'8" small forward born in Baltimore, Maryland, Smith attended Walbrook High School through his junior season, averaging 21.4 points and 11.0 rebounds per game his last season there. He then moved to prep basketball power Oak Hill Academy.[1]

After fielding recruiting offers from a number of schools, he chose to play for Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun at the University of Connecticut. As a freshman, Smith played in all 41 Husky games (starting 33) and averaged 5.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. In the 2011 NCAA Tournament, Smith was a part of the starting unit led by All-American Kemba Walker that won the National Championship.[2]

Smith returned in the 2011–12 season, but saw his minutes decrease with the addition of highly touted freshman Andre Drummond. He averaged 4.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. Following the season, it was announced that Connecticut would be banned from postseason play in the 2012–13 season due to issues with new NCAA Academic Progress Rate guidelines.[3] Several upperclassmen chose to leave the program, including Smith, who transferred to UNLV.[4][5]

After sitting out the 2012–13 season per NCAA transfer rules, Smith joined the Runnin' Rebels for the 2013–14 season. He finished in the top five nationally in rebounding, finishing the season averaging 10.9 rebounds per game. Following the season, Smith decided to bypass his final year of eligibility and entered the 2014 NBA draft.[6]

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Smith joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 23, 2014, he signed with the Lakers.[7] However, he was later waived by the Lakers on October 25, 2014.[8] On November 1, 2014, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders as an affiliate player.[9] On February 12, 2015, he was named to the Futures All-Star team for the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game as a replacement for James Michael McAdoo.[10][11]

On August 13, 2015, Smith signed with Ironi Nes Ziona of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[12] He then moved to the Greek club Nea Kifissia.[13]

Smith competes for Team City of Gods in The Basketball Tournament. He was a forward on the 2015 team who made it to the semifinals, losing to Overseas Elite 84-71.

On October 30, Smith was reacquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[14] On January 15, 2017, he was traded to the Delaware 87ers.[15]

Career statistics

Domestic leagues

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014-15 Los Angeles D-Fenders D-League 49 35.7 .549 .265 .730 11.0 1.0 1.0 .7 18.1

References

  1. ^ "Roscoe Smith UNLV profile". UNLV Runnin' Rebels. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Connecticut wins third national title thanks to Butler's woeful shooting". ESPN.com. April 4, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  3. ^ Auerbach, Nicole (June 20, 2011). "UConn among teams banned from postseason play due to APR". USA Today. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  4. ^ Amore, Dom (April 21, 2012). "Roscoe Smith Transferring From UConn". Hartford Courant. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "Roscoe Smith transfers to UNLV". ESPN.com. May 26, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "Roscoe Smith entering NBA draft". ESPN.com. April 4, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  7. ^ Lakers Sign Four to Training Camp Roster
  8. ^ Lakers Waive Brown and Smith
  9. ^ D-Fenders Finalize Training Camp Roster Archived 2014-11-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Thirteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented by Kumho Tire". NBA.com. February 15, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  11. ^ Four Replacements Announced for NBA Development League All-Star Game
  12. ^ "Roscoe Smith signs with Ironi Nes-Ziona". Sportando.com. August 13, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  13. ^ "Roscoe Smith to Nea Kifsia Athens". Court-side.com. November 6, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  14. ^ Primeaux, Ryan (October 30, 2016). "D-Fenders Finalize Training Camp Roster and Schedule". NBA.com. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  15. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/basketball/news/roscoe-smith-traded-to-delaware-87ers-on-sunday/

External links

  • UNLV bio
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