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Michael Smith

Born: May 19, 1965

Birthplace: Rochester

Nationality: United States

Michael Smith

Date of Birth : May 19, 1965
Birth Place : Rochester

Michael John Smith is a retired American basketball player. As a professional player in the 1990s, he spent two and a half seasons in the NBA, two and a half in the Liga ACB and one in LEGA Basket. After attending Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights, California, 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 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 and second to Danny Ainge in career points. Smith was a first round draft pick of the Boston Celtics in 1989 as a 24-year-old. He played two seasons with the Celtics before being waived in 1991. He played the following season with Telemarket Brescia in LEGA Basket Serie A2 before returning to the States the following season to play in the CBA, first for the Capital Region Pontiacs and later, the Oklahoma City Cavalry.

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