Jason Smith (basketball, born 1974)

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Jason Smith
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1974-10-20) 20 October 1974 (age 40)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
Pro career 1995–2009
Career history
1995–1998 South East Melbourne Magic
1999–2002 Victoria Titans
2002–2003 Rida Scafati
2003 Scavolini Pesaro
2003–2005 Sydney Kings
2005 KK Cibona
2005–2007 Sydney Kings
2008–2009 Sydney Spirit
Career highlights and awards

Jason Mathew Smith (born 20 October 1974) is a retired Australian professional basketball player.

Smith's career began with the South East Melbourne Magic and was just starting to find his feet when the club folded, however Smith was given another chance when new franchise Victoria Titans elected to keep his contract. Smith contributed to the success of the Titans that saw them reach consecutive Grand Finals but to no avail. Although Victoria were travelling alright on the court, off it was another story and it was not long before Victoria folded. Once Victoria had folded, Smith signed a contract with the Sydney Kings. And although Jason struggled during his first season with Sydney he excelled during the playoff series leading Sydney Kings to an NBL championship and Jason was named Grand Final MVP.

On 18 June 2009, Smith announced his retirement from basketball.

Outside of the NBL, Jason has had a few short stints in Europe where he played on Croatian team Cibona Zagreb and Italian teams Rida Scafati and Scavolini Pesaro. Smith is a Christian.[1]

On 10 October 2013, Smith was named in the Sydney Kings 25th Anniversary Team.[2]

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Awards
Preceded by
Ben Pepper
NBL Best Sixth Man
1998
Succeeded by
Bruce Bolden
Preceded by
Matthew Nielsen
NBL Grand Final MVP
2005
Succeeded by
Chris Anstey