Chris Smith

Updated as of 8/4/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 210
College: UCLA
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 12/24/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Can post up smaller players
Decent rebounder
Adequate defensive player
Good athlete

 
Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
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

 
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 improve his jump shot and playmaking skills.

He had an underwhelming in his first two seasons in college, but Smith played well this year, as he turned in a solid junior season at UCLA.  He is a a second round candidate for the 2021 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

DraftExpress Profile

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

Games Scouted:

11/22/18 UCLA vs. Michigan State

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