Chris Smith

Updated as of 4/6/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 215
College: UCLA
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 12/24/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter
Excels at scoring on the move
Can post up smaller players
Adequate shooter
Adequate playmaker for his size
Fairly good rebounder
Decent defensive player
Good athlete

Cons:

Inconsistent shooter
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Tendency to over-dribble, which can lead to turnovers
Can play too wildly on offense
Can have lapses defensively
Can be too inconsistent in games
Missed considerable time due to a knee injury

Summary:

Chris Smith is a very athletic combo forward that excels at attacking the basket to score the basketball.  He also may be able to defend multiple positions, but he will need to be a more consistent shooter and playmaker in games.

He had an underwhelming in his first two seasons in college, but Smith played well as a junior, and he also turned in a good senior season before he ended up getting hurt, which caused him to miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury.  Currently, he is a a second round candidate for the 2021 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
UCLA Basketball Bio
DraftExpress Profile
The Los Angeles Times’ Article on Smith and UCLA
ESPN’s Best Small Forward Prospects for 2018
Highlights of the 1/11/20 UCLA-USC Game from YouTube via Matthew Loves Ball
Highlights of the 2/29/20 UCLA-Arizona Game from YouTube via Matthew Loves Ball
Highlights of the 11/27/20 UCLA-Pepperdine Game from YouTube via Matthew Loves Ball

Games Scouted:
11/22/18 UCLA vs. Michigan State

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