Dane Smith (basketball)
|No. 3 – Cape Breton Highlanders|
|Born||March 28, 1989|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||West Hill (Toronto, Ontario)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|2013–2015||Saint John Mill Rats|
|2016–present||Cape Breton Highlanders|
|Career highlights and awards|
Dane Smith (born March 28, 1989) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Cape Breton Highlanders of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL). He has spent most of his career with the Saint John Mill Rats and the London Lightning. Smith won the league championship as a rookie in 2013. He also competed with Colombian club UBC Muiscas in 2015. Smith is the author of two books, Everything Being Said With No Words: Memoir Of A True Canadian Great.
Smith played junior college basketball at Kilgore College in Texas under Brian Hoberecht for the 2008-10 season. Smith later transferred to played for University of Tennessee at Martin, in the Ohio Vally Conference of the NCAA Division I, from 2010 to 2012. As a senior, he started in 29 games.
Smith saved his best game as a Skyhawk against undefeated #10 Murray State University with 24 points 11 rebounds 4 assist. Smith also had a Twin Brother that Attended the nationals capital Gorge Washington University Atlantic 10 Dwayne Smith.
In his rookie season, Smith signed with the London Lightning of the NBL Canada and played one season under head coach Micheal Ray Richardson. At training camp, he competed with fellow Canadian guards Tyler Murray and Josh Whyte for a roster spot. The team ended up winning the 2013 NBL Canada Finals over the Summerside Storm.
Smith is long time resident of the Lawrence Heights Community and has appeared in a commercial for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA), in which he promoted the team under the motto "We the North." In the video, he is shown playing pick-up basketball with an embroidered Raptors jacket. In February, Smith participated in the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in Toronto, in which he competed alongside tennis player Milos Raonic, former NBA star Tracy McGrady, rapper Snoop Dogg, and several other celebrities.
Smith was born in Toronto Canada. He has seven siblings. Mother Monica Gordon is from Kingston Jamaica and Father Tyrone Joseph is from Saint Anne’s in Jamaica. Smith is still with his long time high school sweet heart Nehnika Williams, who is a businesswoman.
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