Updated on 5/27/23. Written by Alan Lu.
2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 13
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
Solid scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Very good athlete
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can play too wildly on offense
Tendency to be a ball-stopper on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Missed considerable time due to a knee injury
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 tend to take a lot of questionable shots that can hurt his shooting percentages, and he plays a ball dominant style that can stifle the flow of the team’s offense. He is a high-risk, high-reward prospect that could be a lottery pick in 2023.
ESPN’s Early 2023 NBA Mock Draft
Bleacher Report’s Article on Smith Entering the Draft
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