Chris Smith

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SF PFFROM: UCLAHT: 6-9WT: 215
BORN: 12/24/99YEAR: Sr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Chris Smith is an elite level athlete who is emerging as a talented basketball player. As a senior he’s very young for his class and has shown a nice rate of improvement over the past 3 years.

His calling cards early in his NBA career will be versatile defense, transition offense and hitting the open 3pt shot. If he can do these things at a high level he’ll have a long NBA career.

Smith is also showing the ability to create his own offense and put the ball on the deck. He’s got such a quick first step for a 6-9 player that he’s tough to keep out of the lane.

As a junior Smith raised his 3pt percentage to 34% and his FT percentage to a very respectable 84%. Look for continued improvement in his outside shooting over the next year. This will be the skill that could make him a first round pick.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

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2021 Small Forwards

  1. Jonathan Kuminga -6-8 – G League (Congo)
  2. Jalen Johnson – 6-8 – Duke
  3. Ziaire Williams – 6-7 – Stanford
  4. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Texas Tech
  5. Wendall Moore – 6-6 – Duke
  6. Chris Smith – 6-9 – UCLA
  7. Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
  8. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Florida
  9. Trendon Watford – 6-8 – LSU
  10. Franz Wagner – 6-8 – Michigan (Germany)
  11. Derrick Alston Jr. – 6-9 – Boise State
  12. Corey Kispert – 6-7 – Gonzaga
  13. Samuell Williamson – 6-7 – Louisville
  14. Emmitt Mathews Jr. – 6-7 – West Virginia