Jalen Smith's Stats and Biography

Team: Indiana Pacers

Position: PF

Height: 6'9" (2.06m)

Weight: 215lb (98kg)

Country: USA

Attended: Maryland

Age: 24 years

Dob: March 16, 2000

Draft: 2020 R1 Pick 10


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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Is Jalen Smith Playing For The Pacers?
As of my current knowledge, Jalen Smith does not play for the Indiana Pacers.

Who Is Jalen Smith In The NFL?
Jalen Smith is not a known figure in the NFL, you may be referring to Jaylon Smith, an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent and previously played for the Dallas Cowboys.

Who Is Jalen Smith In The NBA?
Jalen Smith, nicknamed "Stix", is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA, previously playing college basketball for the Maryland Terrapins.

What Is The Contract Of Jalen Smith?
Jalen Smith signed a 2-3 year contract with the Indiana Pacers on Jul 6, 2022, worth $15,131,319, with a cap hit ranging from $4,670,160 to $5,417,386.

What Is Jalen Smith's Game Log?
As an NBA journalist, I don't have specific information on Jalen Smith's game log for the 2023-24 NBA season as it may vary depending upon the matches, his performance and ESPN's updates.

What College Did Jalen Smith Attend?
Jalen Smith attended the University of Maryland for college.

"Where Can I Find Highlights Of Jalen Smith's Performances?"
You can find highlights of Jalen Smith's performances on YouTube, specifically in videos like "Jalen Smith player Full Highlights vs SUNS NBA Regular."

Has Jalen Smith Been Traded?
Yes, Jalen Smith was traded to the Indiana Pacers on February 10, 2022.

Jalen Rasheed Smith was born on March 16, 2000, in Portsmouth, Virginia to Charles and Orletha Smith. Known affectionately as Stix, he is a professional basketball player who as of February 2022 has been playing for the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Basketball was part of Smith’s life from an early age. His high school career at Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland is marked by impressive statistics of 22.2 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game during his senior year. Awards soon followed, with Smith twice being bestowed the Gatorade Maryland Boys Basketball Player award, and being named part of the prestigious 2018 McDonald’s All-American team.

While still a high school, Smith had drawn the attention of college recruiters, ranking among the top 25 prospects in the 2018 recruiting class by leading scouting services – Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN. All three ranked him as one of the top prospects in his position. In June of 2017, Smith verbally committed to the University of Maryland, and signed his National Letter of Intent on November 8, 2017.

As a freshman at Maryland, Smith maintained the high performance level that had been witnessed during his high school years. He boasted an impressive 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds paired with 1.2 blocks per game on average. Smith had two remarkable moments in the NCAA Tournament with a win of 79-77 against Belmont and a loss to LSU at a close scoreline of 69-67.

By the end of 2019, Smith was scoring career highs such as 25 points and logging 16 rebounds in separate wins over Northwestern and Notre Dame. Come season’s end, his extraordinary skills left an undeniable mark as he was named to the First Team All-Big Ten by coaches and media, the Defensive Team, and was a third team All-American.

The major career pivot happened in 2020 when Smith was picked tenth overall in that year’s NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Having signed with the Suns in November 2020, his tenure saw him appearing only eight times in games due to the team’s success. This led to his reassignment to the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League.

However, Smith was recalled back to the Suns and achieved a significant milestone by reaching the NBA Finals in his rookie season. The Suns ultimately lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in six games.

Defeat did not deter Smith, and in 2022 saw a switch in jerseys as he was traded to the Indiana Pacers alongside a future second-round draft pick. This marked the beginning of Smith’s promising career with the Pacers where he was re-signed on a two-year deal worth $9.6 million. The faith of Pacers’ head coach, Rick Carlisle, in Smith’s talent was glaringly evident as he declared him a starter soon after and termed him an “important part of our future.”

Smith’s contributions were instrumental, a factor made clear with career-highs such as an 18-rebound game against the Houston Rockets. Smith exhibited his abilities in both defense and offense with numerous blocks and point scores. A notable performance was when he scored a personal best of 23 points in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The spirited player’s role saw a shift for the 2023-24 season as he was designated as a backup to Myles Turner at the center. Despite this, Smith continued to excel and record impressive performances such as getting his first double-double of the season in a win against the Utah Jazz.

Smith, or Stix (now sometimes playfully called “Logs” by his coach Mark Turgeon after bulking up in the 2019-20 season), is a sterling professional basketball player, whose rise from high-school to the NBA has been punctuated by steady progress and personal bests. Not only is a player of remarkable talent but also a crucial asset to the teams he plays for.

Latest Stats

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers on May 10, 2024 Stats (home)
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Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks on May 08, 2024 Stats (away)
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Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks on May 06, 2024 Stats (away)
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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers on Apr 26, 2024 Stats (home)
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Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks on Apr 23, 2024 Stats (home)


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Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings on Apr 16, 2024 Stats (home)


Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers on Apr 12, 2024 Stats (away)