Dennis Smith Jr.

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 193
College: NC State
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 11/25/1997

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 6

Projected Draft Range: Lottery

2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 9 by the Dallas Mavericks


Gifted scorer off the dribble

Fairly good shooter from all over the floor

Prolific scorer that can rack up points at will

Solid playmaker

Good rebounder

Adept at collecting steals

Terrific athlete


Can be prone to hoisting up questionable shots

Can over-dribble, which can cause the offense to stagnate

Needs to improve his position defense

Can commit bad fouls

Only average size for his position

Has had knee problems in the past


Dennis Smith is a gifted playmaker that does nearly everything well, as he could be a dynamo in college basketball that could star instantly.

As he may rate similarly to former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury, Smith could really excel in the NBA, as he has multi-All-Star potential.  But he did tear an ACL in his senior year in high school, so some teams may want to do extensive research to see if his knee will hold up as the years progress.


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​Games Scouted:

11/20/16 NC State vs. Creighton

1/23/17 NC State vs. Duke

2/1/17 NC State vs. Syracuse

2/8/17 NC State vs. Florida State

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