Zhaire Smith

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 195
College: Texas Tech
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 6/4/1999

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 14โ€‹
Projected Draft Range: Mid 1st Round
2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 16 by the Phoenix Suns (rights traded to the Philadelphia 76ers)

Pros:

Adequate scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter from all over the floor
Tremendous free throw generator
Excels at scoring on the move
Moves fairly well off the ball on offense
Decent playmaker
Adequate rebounder
Fairly good defender that can get steals and blocks
Solid athlete

Cons:

Does not shoot the ball enough
Can be reluctant to take threes
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be prone to taking questionable shots
Can have lapses defensively
May be a bit undersized to play out on the wing
Can be too inconsistent in games

Summary:

Zhaire Smith is an athletic swingman that has had a breakout freshman season for Texas Tech, and he is a versatile, fill-in-the-blanks type of player that has excelled on both ends of the court this year.  Smith has swiftly moved up boards recently, and he could end up being a first round pick in 2018.โ€‹

Links:

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Games Scouted:

3/3/18 Texas Tech vs. TCU

3/15/18 Texas Tech vs. Stephen F. Austin

3/23/18 Texas Tech vs. Purdue

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