Charles Smith (basketball, born 1967)

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Charles Smith
Personal information
Born (1967-11-29) November 29, 1967 (age 48)
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 (CBA)
1991 Boston Celtics
1991 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
1994 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
1994–1995 Hartford Hellcats (CBA)
1995 Omaha Racers (CBA)
1995 Florida Sharks (USBL)
1995 Florida Beach Dogs (CBA)
1995 Minnesota Timberwolves
1996 Florida Beach Dogs (CBA)
1996 Florida Sharks (USBL)
1996 Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)
1996–1997 Florida Beach Dogs (CBA)
1997 Iraklis (Greece)
1997 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
1997–1998 La Crosse Bobcats (CBA)
1998 Ourense (Spain)
1998 Vaqueros de Bayamón
(Puerto Rico)
1998–1999 Serapide Pozzuoli (Italy)
1999 Obras Sanitarias (Argentina)
1999–2000 Record Napoli (Italy)
2000 Media Broker Messina (Italy)
2000–2001 La Crosse Bobcats (CBA)
2001 Liège Basket (Belgium)
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 attended All Saints High School in Washington, D.C. 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 professional 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]


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