Created on 3/13/23. Written by Alan Lu.
College: Mississippi State
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Has good strength
Must expand upon his low post moves
Needs to improve his face-up game
Must extend his shooting range
Struggles to guard quicker players
Only an average athlete
Tolu Smith is a strong big man that has a classic, old school, back to the basket game. He operates well out of the post, and he’ll make strong moves to score around the basket, and he also passes the ball fairly well out of the post. However, he’ll need to adjust to the modern NBA, and he’ll need to improve his jump shot and defense, and he can tend to struggle to guard quicker players in games. It’s uncertain if he’ll make it to the NBA, but he’ll likely carve out a long playing career in professional basketball.
YouTube’s Highlights of the 1/28/23 Mississippi State-TCU Game via Matthew Loves Ball
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