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Competitor for  United States
Men's Basketball
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Gold 1960 Rome Team Competition

Adrian Howard (Odie) Smith (born October 5, 1936, in Farmington, Kentucky) is a retired American Northeast Mississippi Community College, University of Kentucky, NBA, and ABA player.

Smith was a member of the undefeated U.S. men's basketball team that won the gold medal in the 1960 Olympics.

A 6'2" guard, he was drafted out of the University of Kentucky by the Cincinnati Royals in 1961. Career highlights include his surprising winning of the 1966 NBA All-Star Game MVP in which he scored 24 points in 26 minutes of play (assisted, literally, by his regular-season teammate Oscar Robertson[1]), and his league- leading free throw percentage of 90.3% in the 1966-67 season. In the 1969-70 season, Smith was traded by the Royals to the San Francisco Warriors. Smith's NBA career ended following the 1970-71 season, after which he played one season in the American Basketball Association with the Virginia Squires.

Notes

  1. ^ Pluto, Terry (1992). Tall Tales: The Glory Years of the NBA in the Words of the Men Who Played, Coached, and Built Pro Basketball. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-74279-5.  

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Preceded by
Jerry Lucas
NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
1966
Succeeded by
Rick Barry
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