Nick Smith

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: Arkansas
(Sherwood, AR)
HT: 6-4WT: 175
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.WING: 6-9REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Nick Smith is a big, dynamic combo guard who projects as a mid to late first round pick in the 2023 NBA draft.

Smith has springy legs, decent bounce and above the rim ability. He’s got a long 6-9 wingspan which helps him play bigger than his size, score in traffic and make plays in the lane.

He’s battled knee issues during his freshman season, which has slowed him down and kept him from putting it all together on the court but he’s still a big time talent with a bright future, if he can stay healthy.

He’s lights out with the ball in his hands and is one of the most talented scorers in his class. He doesn’t have great quickness and struggled to gain separation at the college level.

Has a frame that can add more weight, with broad shoulders and great length.

Has easy 3pt range and a very smooth jumper.

Has a deep bag.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

12 to 21 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

Videos

https://youtu.be/PiahuBHTCX4
https://youtu.be/oMLTXqfqn50

2023 SG Rankings

  1. Ausar Thompson – 6-6 – Overtime Elite
  2. Jordan Hawkins – 6-5 – UConn
  3. Kobe Bufkin – 6-4 – Michigan
  4. Keyonte George – 6-5 – Baylor
  5. Nick Smith – 6-4 – Arkansas
  6. Marcus Sasser – 6-2 – Houston
  7. Brandin Podziemski – 6-5 – Santa Clara
  8. Ben Sheppard – 6-6 – Belmont
  9. Amari Bailey – 6-4 – UCLA
  10. Terquavion Smith – 6-4 – NC State
  11. Ricky Council IV – 6-6 – Arkansas
  12. Mojave King – 6-5 – Ignite (Australia)
  13. Jaylen Clark – 6-5 – UCLA
  14. Isaiah Wong – 6-4 – Miami
  15. Sir’Jabari Rice – 6-4 – Texas
  16. Adam Flagler – 6-3 – Baylor
  17. Omari Moore – 6-6 – San Jose State
  18. Chris Livingston – 6-5 – Kentucky
  19. Justin Powell – 6-6 – Washington St. 
  20. D’Moi Hodge – 6-4 – Missouri
  21. Drew Peterson – 6-9 – USC
  22. Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee