Zhaire Smith

Height: 6-5

Weight: 195

College: Texas Tech

Classification: Freshman

Birthdate: 6/4/1999

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 14

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.​

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