Nick Smith, Jr. -taken 27th overall in the 2023 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets- overcame an early season injury to round back into form for the Arkansas Razorbacks down the stretch of the 2022-23 campaign. In late February/early March, Smith, Jr. posted 20 or more points in three of four games. The former Bradley Beal Elite AAU standout was ranked as the nation’s top recruit by 247Sports just two seasons ago. Smith, Jr. carries tremendous upside as a multi-dimensional scoring threat as he grows into his frame.
Smith, Jr. exploded in late February/early March with 20 or more points three out of four games. We look inside his contest versus E1T1 Elite AAU in the 2021 Nike EYBL Peach Jam.