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Charles Smith (basketball, born 1975)

For other people of the same name, see Charles Smith (disambiguation).
Charles Smith
Smith playing with Efes Pilsen in December 2009.
Personal information
Born (1975-08-22) August 22, 1975 (age 44)
Fort Worth, Texas
Nationality American
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Career information
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
Pro career 1997–2011
Position Shooting guard
Career history
1997–1998 Miami Heat
1998–1999 Los Angeles Clippers
1999–2000 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
2000–2001 Snaidero Udine (Italy)
2001–2002 San Antonio Spurs
2002–2003 Portland Trail Blazers
2003 Makedonikos (Greece)
2003–2004 Carisbo Castelmaggiore (Italy)
2004–2005 Scavolini Pesaro (Italy)
2005–2006 Portland Trail Blazers
2006 Denver Nuggets
2006 Efes Pilsen (Turkey)
2006–2008 Real Madrid (Spain)
2008–2010 Efes Pilsen (Turkey)
2010–2011 Lottomatica Roma (Italy)
Career highlights and awards
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Charles Cornelius Smith (born August 22, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player.

College career

Collegiately, Smith was a star at the University of New Mexico with the Lobos, after he played high school ball at famed Dunbar High School in Fort Worth.

Professional career

Smith has played for 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 Pilsen SK. 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 Eurocup in the 2006-07 season, while playing with the Spanish ACB League club Real Madrid. He moved back to the Turkish Basketball 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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