Nick Smith

Updated on 7/21/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 180
College: Arkansas
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 4/18/2004

Projected Draft Range: Lottery

Pros:

Solid shooter
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker
Solid defender
Good athlete

Cons:

Streaky shooter
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can struggle against length and athleticism
Needs to improve his rebounding

Summary:

Nick Smith is a very athletic combo guard that is projected to go very high in the 2023 draft.  He is a jump shooter that can score in bunches, and he also can make impressively athletic plays on both sides of the ball.  However, he can sometimes be prone to taking questionable shots that can hurt his shooting percentages.  He is a talented prospect that could be a lottery pick in 2023.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Early 2023 NBA Mock Draft

Games Scouted:
3/29/22 2022 McDonald’s All-American Game
4/8/22 2022 Nike Hoops Summit
4/15/22 2022 Jordan Brand Classic

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