Charles Smith (basketball, born 1967)

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Charles Smith
Personal information
Born (1967-11-29) November 29, 1967 (age 50)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school All Saints (Washington, D.C.)
College Georgetown (1985–1989)
NBA draft 1989 / Undrafted
Playing career 1989–2001
Position Guard
Number 3, 13
Career history
1989–1990 Boston Celtics
1990–1991 Rapid City Thrillers
1991 Boston Celtics
1991 Rockford Lightning
1994 Rockford Lightning
1994–1995 Hartford Hellcats
1995 Omaha Racers
1995 Florida Sharks
1995 Florida Beach Dogs
1995 Minnesota Timberwolves
1996 Florida Beach Dogs
1996 Florida Sharks
1996 Red Star Belgrade
1996–1997 Florida Beach Dogs
1997 Iraklis
1997 Rockford Lightning
1997–1998 La Crosse Bobcats
1998 Ourense
1998 Vaqueros de Bayamón
1998–1999 Serapide Pozzuoli
1999 Obras Sanitarias
1999–2000 Record Napoli
2000 Media Broker Messina
2000–2001 La Crosse Bobcats
2001 Liège Basket
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 186
Rebounds 76
Assists 115
Stats at

Charles Edward Smith IV (born November 29, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player who played with the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA.

College career[edit]

Smith was born in Washington, D.C., where he attended All Saints High School. At Georgetown University he was the Big East Men's Basketball Player of the Year for the 1988–89 season.

Smith also played for the 1988 United States Men's Olympic Basketball Team, the last American team not to feature NBA players.

Professional career[edit]

After his college career, Smith went undrafted during the 1989 NBA draft. But he went on to play for the Boston Celtics and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Conviction of vehicular homicide[edit]

On March 12, 1992, Smith was convicted of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crime, in the hit-and-run deaths of two Boston University students on March 22, 1991.[1] He subsequently served time in prison.[2]


On October 21, 2010, Smith was shot twice in the chest at his home in Bowie, Maryland.[3] Smith underwent surgery and survived. The next day, police discovered "large quantity of cocaine and evidence of a gambling operation" in a search of his home.[4]


  1. ^ Smith, a former Celtic, gets a split verdict, abstract The New York Times. March 13, 1992. Accessed August 27, 2007.
  2. ^ Charles E. Smith, former Hoya, NBA player, shot in Bowie; drugs found in home | Archived October 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Report: Former Boston Celtic Charles Smith shot, hospitalized – ESPN Boston
  4. ^ "Ex-Hoyas star Smith shot at Bowie home, police say". The Baltimore Sun. October 23, 2010.