Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
College: Texas Tech
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Decent low post scorer
Moves fairly well off the ball on offense
Has very good hands
Fairly good defensive player
Adequate shot blocker
Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be reluctant to take threes
May need to tweak his shooting mechanics
Can be too passive on offense
May be quite raw offensively
Does not always commit himself to the boards
May struggle to defend out on the perimeter
Undersized to play inside
Has missed considerable time due to a foot injury
Zach Smith is an athletic, combo forward that could project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA. He is a high motor player that can finish many plays above the rim to garner scores.
He also has the ability to project into a plus-level rebounder and defender. Smith will need to improve his skill level on offense, but he could be a potential second round pick in 2018.
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