#21, Shooting guard / Small forward, Los Angeles Lakers
|Born:||September 9, 1985|
|City:||Freehold Borough, New Jersey|
|Position:||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Team:||Los Angeles Lakers|
|NBA Draft:||2004, 18 pick|
JR Smith entered the NBA out of high school after being selected in the first round of the 2004 NBA draft with the 18th overall pick by the New Orleans Hornets (now known as the New Orleans Pelicans).
He played in the McDonald’s All-American Game in 2004 after a solid career at Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey.
NBA shooting guard known for his streaky three-point shooting. He was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year with the New York Knicks in 2012 and in 2016, he helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA Championship.
JR Smith, a self-proclaimed shoe enthusiast who owns more than a thousand pairs of shoes, worked with his father to open a new boutique sneaker store, Team Swish. (“Swish” is one of Smith’s nicknames, according to the New Yorker).