Dennis Smith Jr.
Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
College: NC State
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
Adept at collecting steals
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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