Charles Smith (basketball, born 1975)

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Charles Smith
Charles Smith Efes Pilsen.jpg
Smith playing with Efes Pilsen in December 2009.
Personal information
Born (1975-08-22) August 22, 1975 (age 44)
Fort Worth, Texas
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolPaul Laurence Dunbar
(Fort Worth, Texas)
CollegeNew Mexico (1993–1997)
NBA draft1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career1997–2011
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1997–1998Miami Heat
19981999Los Angeles Clippers
1999–2000Rockford Lightning
2000–2001Snaidero Udine
2001–2002San Antonio Spurs
2002–2003Portland Trail Blazers
2003–2004Carisbo Castelmaggiore
2004–2005Scavolini Pesaro
2005–2006Portland Trail Blazers
2006Denver Nuggets
2006Efes Pilsen
2006–2008Real Madrid
2008–2010Efes Pilsen
2010–2011Lottomatica Roma
Career highlights and awards
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Charles Cornelius Smith (born August 22, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player. He was the Alphonso Ford Trophy winner and an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in 2005.

High school[edit]

Smith played high school basketball at Dunbar High School, in Fort Worth.

College career[edit]

Collegiately, Smith was a star at the University of New Mexico, with the Lobos.

Professional career[edit]

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.[1]


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