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Mike Smith
Position(s) Small forward
Jersey #(s) 11, 4
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Born May 19, 1965(1965-05-19)
Rochester, New York, USA
Career information
Year(s) 1989–1995
NBA Draft 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
College Brigham
Professional team(s)
Career stats (NBA)
Points     698
Assists     142
Rebounds     212
Stats @
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

Michael (Mike) John Smith (born May 19, 1965 in Rochester, New York) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

Smith was a standout basketball player at Brigham Young University. He excelled in both football and volleyball before concentrating on basketball exclusively. Smith served two years (1984–86) as a Mormon missionary in Argentina before returning to BYU to finish his collegiate basketball career. He won the WAC Player of the Year in 1988 leading the team with 679 points and 248 rebounds. He finished his collegiate career as BYU's all-time leader in rebounds (922) and second to Danny Ainge in career points (2319).

Smith was a first round draft pick of the Boston Celtics in 1989 (13th overall) as a 24-year-old. He played two seasons with the Celtics before being waived in 1991, and spent several years playing overseas in Spain before returning to the NBA in 1994-95 with the Clippers. He is currently the color analyst for the Clippers on Prime Ticket/Fox Sports West with longtime Clipper play-by-play announcer Ralph Lawler.

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