Zach Smith

Height: 6-8

Weight: 215

College: Texas Tech

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 1/5/1996

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted​

 
Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket

Excels at scoring on the move

Decent low post scorer

Decent playmaker

Moves fairly well off the ball on offense

Adequate rebounder

Has very good hands

Fairly good defensive player

Adequate shot blocker

Solid athlete

Terrific motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting

Needs to improve his free throw shooting

Can be reluctant to take threes

May need to tweak his shooting mechanics

Can be too passive on offense

May be quite raw offensively

Does not always commit himself to the boards

May struggle to defend out on the perimeter

Undersized to play inside

Has missed considerable time due to a foot injury

Summary:

Zach Smith is an athletic, combo forward that could project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA.  He is a high motor player that can finish many plays above the rim to garner scores.

He also has the ability to project into a plus-level rebounder and defender.  Smith will need to improve his skill level on offense, but he could be a potential second round pick in 2018.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

RealGM Profile

The Daily Toreador on Smith’s Return This Year

Games Scouted:

3/3/18 Texas Tech vs. TCU

3/23/18 Texas Tech vs. Purdue