Charles Smith (basketball, born 1975)
Smith playing with Efes Pilsen in December 2009.
|Born||August 22, 1975|
Fort Worth, Texas
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Paul Laurence Dunbar|
(Fort Worth, Texas)
|College||New Mexico (1993–1997)|
|NBA draft||1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall|
|Selected by the Miami Heat|
|1998–1999||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2001–2002||San Antonio Spurs|
|2002–2003||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2005–2006||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Smith played high school basketball at Dunbar High School, in Fort Worth.
Smith played with the Denver Nuggets, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Miami Heat, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. A prolific scorer, he starred in European national leagues with Makedonikos Kozani, Virtus Bologna, and Efes Istanbul. With the Italian League team Scavolini Pesaro in 2005, he won the first-ever Alphonso Ford Trophy, as he was the best scorer in the 2004–05 EuroLeague season.
He was also named the Finals MVP of the ULEB Cup (now called EuroCup) in the 2006–07 season, while playing with the Spanish ACB League club Real Madrid. He moved back to the Turkish Basketball Super League for the 2008–09 season, when he signed with Efes Pilsen. He moved back to Italy for the 2010–11 season, when he signed a one-year contract with Lottomatica Roma.
- Lottomatica Roma signs Charles Smith to a one-year contract. Archived August 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine