J. R. Smith

Basketball Player
Born Sep 9, 1985
Age 30
Hometown Freehold Borough,...
Team New York Knicks +...
Position Shooting Guard
Draft Year 2004
Nationality American

Earl Joseph Smith III, known as J. R. Smith, is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Smith played high school basketball at New Jersey basketball powerhouse Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. Smith was recruited by the University of North Carolina but instead opted to enter the 2004 NBA Draft.… Read More

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1985 Birth Born on September 9, 1985.


1999 13 Years Old Before attending high school, Smith attended Millstone Middle School and graduated in 1999. … Read More
2003 17 Years Old In the fall of 2003, Smith signed a letter of intent to play at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2004 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2004, following a 25-point performance at the McDonald's All-American Game (in which he was named game co-MVP with Dwight Howard), Smith decided to forgo college and make himself eligible for the NBA Draft.
2005 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Smith participated in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Competition in 2005, finishing behind Amar'e Stoudemire and the eventual winner, Josh Smith. … Read More


On July 14, 2006, the Hornets formally traded Smith and forward–center P.J. Brown to the Chicago Bulls for center Tyson Chandler.
2007 21 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 13, 2007, Smith was involved in an incident at a Denver nightclub.
2008 22 Years Old On July 25, 2008, Smith was added to the Team USA Basketball select team to help the senior team prepare for the Olympics.
On February 10, 2009, Smith was chosen to replace the injured Rudy Gay in the 2009 Slam Dunk Contest.
2011 25 Years Old 1 More Event
During the 2011 NBA lockout, Smith signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).
On February 1, 2012, Smith scored an impressive 60 points off the bench during a 122-110 victory over the Qingdao Eagles. … Read More
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