We all hope to hear Russ Smith’s name called in this years NBA Draft. Here is where the experts see him going:
53. Minnesota Timberwolves (via G.S.): Russ Smith, Louisville, 6’1″, PG/SG, Sr.
I’m not sure there was anything else Russ Smith could have done this year to maximize his draft stock. He maintained his 18-point-per-game average while upping his assist-rate from 2.9 to 4.6 per game.
He even shot 38.7 percent from downtown, his best mark in three years, and measured in a quarter-inch below 6’1″ (listed at 6’0″ by Louisville).
There’s no mystery as to what you’re getting with Smith—an offensive gunner and spark plug who can make things happen with the ball in his hands.
At 160 pounds, he’s not guarding anybody, but in limited doses, Smith can be a guy worth putting in with the hope he catches fire.
PG (Louisville – Senior)
23 years old | 6’1″ | 160 lbs
CBS Mock Draft:
Gary Parrish- 41. Denver Nuggets
Matt Moore- 40. Minnesota Timberwolves
Zach Harper- 48. Milwaukee Bucks