Updated on 3/24/23. Written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent rebounder for his size
Above average athlete
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Unselfish to a fault
Can tend to over-dribble, which can lead to turnovers
Not an elite athlete
Undersized to play out on the wing
Overshadowed by higher profile teammates
Malachi Smith is a strong, mobile combo guard that can shoot and pass the basketball. He previously played at Chattanooga and helped them get to the 2022 NCAA Tournament prior to transferring to Gonzaga. He is thriving in his role as a 3 and D guard at Gonzaga, and he may have the skills to make his way to the NBA someday.
3/7/22 Chattanooga vs. Furman
12/17/22 Gonzaga vs. Alabama
12/31/22 Gonzaga vs. Pepperdine
3/23/23 Gonzaga vs. UCLA
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