Stevin Smith

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Stevin Smith
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1972-01-24) January 24, 1972 (age 42)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school H. Grady Spruce (Dallas, Texas)
College Arizona State (1990–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 1994–2008
Career history
1994 Somontano Huesca (Spain)
1994–1995 Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1995 Sunkist Orange Juicers (Philippines)
1995–1996 Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1996–1997 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
1997 Dallas Mavericks
1997–1998 Olympique Antibes (France)
1998–1999 Kuşadası (Turkey)
2000–2001 Olympique Antibes (France)
2001–2002 SLUC Nancy (France)
2002–2003 ASVEL Villeurbanne (France)
2003–2004 Ironi Nahariya (Israel)
2004–2006 Dynamo Moscow Region (Russia)
2006–2007 Scafati Basket (Italy)
2007–2008 Lukoil Academic (Bulgaria)

Stevin L. Smith (born January 24, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player, who is also known for his involvement in the 1994 Arizona State point-shaving scandal.

Early life[edit]

Smith was born in Dallas, Texas and was an outstanding high school basketball player. He played at Arizona State University under head coach Bill Frieder.

College career[edit]

Smith was an All-Pac-10 Conference point guard for Arizona State University from 1991 through 1994. However, he also became involved in the 1994 Arizona State point shaving scandal along with ASU teammate Isaac Burton. Smith allegedly received $20,000 for shaving points in the game against Oregon State on January 28, 1994.[1] He was arrested in the summer of 1997, and in December 1997, Smith and Burton pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges, admitting taking bribes to fix four games in 1994.[2] Smith was sentenced to one year and one day in prison.[1]


Smith holds records for the most three-point shots attempted, and the most three-point shots made. He shares the record for most steals with Lafayette Laver.[3]

Professional basketball career[edit]

After failing to make an NBA team after leaving college in 1994, Smith took his game overseas, playing for the Spanish team Somontano Huesca during the 1994-95 season. Over the next four years, Smith played for teams in Turkey, France and in the CBA.

During the 1997 NBA season, Smith signed two consecutive 10-day contracts with the Dallas Mavericks, and received his only NBA playing time. He played 60 minutes over eight games, scoring 14 points for a 1.8 per-game average.

After his release from prison in 2000, Smith returned to Europe and his professional basketball career, playing for three different teams based in France from 2001–03, in the Israeli League in 2004 and for Dynamo Moscow in Russia for two seasons until 2006. In 2006-07, Smith joined Legea Scafati of the Italian Serie A league.[4]

Post-playing career[edit]

Stevin Smith later became the Vice President of the N.O.W. Program, a mentoring program for young people in the Dallas area.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stevin "Hedake" Smith's path to redemption, SLAM Magazine (October 6, 2010)
  2. ^ Point-Shaving Scandal Hits Arizona State, Los Angeles Times (December 6, 1997)
  3. ^ "Arizona State's Top-25 Basketball Players". scout.com. 2004-01-01. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  4. ^ EUROBASKET - Legea Scafati Basket basketball - team details, stats, news, roster
  5. ^ thenowprogram.org
  6. ^ Original Old School: Hard Knock Life

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