Jerry Smith (basketball)

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Jerry Smith
No. 6 – Samsunspor
Position Guard
League Turkish Basketball First League
Personal information
Born (1987-09-26) September 26, 1987 (age 29)
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Wauwatosa East
(Wauwatosa, Wisconsin)
College Louisville (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Springfield Armor
2011 Waikato Pistons
2011–2012 Springfield Armor
2012 New Jersey Nets
2012 Springfield Armor
2012–2013 Mapooro Cantù
2013–2014 Tezenis Verona
2014–2015 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2015–2016 Eisbären Bremerhaven
2016–present Samsunspor
Career highlights and awards

Jerry Smith (born September 26, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Samsunspor of the Turkish Basketball First League.

High school[edit]

Jerry Smith played for Wauwatosa East High School where he holds the school's career scoring record.[1] When Smith was in eighth grade, coach Tom Crean of Marquette offered him a scholarship, but Smith eventually signed with the Louisville instead.


He is an alumnus of the University of Louisville men's basketball team. In his debut as a Cardinal, Smith broke the record for most points scored by a freshman in his first game. On February 17, 2007, Smith hit a deep, buzzer-beating 3-pointer that gave the Louisville Cardinals a 61-59 upset victory over Marquette University.

On February 17, 2007 Smith hit a game winning 35 footer at the buzzer. After the February 17 game, Crean gave credit to Jerry, saying that he "made a tough shot." Smith said he was speechless and that "I never dreamed about this."

Prior to college, Smith played AAU basketball for DTA of Milwaukee and the Playground Warriors. He helped the first of the two to a 2nd-place finish in the national tournament.

Professional career[edit]

Smith started playing for the Milwaukee Bucks NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas. Later he played for Springfield Armor in the NBA Development League. In March 2011 he signed with Waikato Pistons in New Zealand.[2]

Smith was called up by the New Jersey Nets from the Springfield Armor on March 16, 2012.[3] He made his NBA debut with 5 points in 20 minutes against Orlando. He returned to the Armor on March 26, 2012.[4]

On July 11, 2012, Smith signed with Pallacanestro Cantù.[5] In August 2013, he signed with Tezenis Verona.[6]

In August 2014, he signed with Maccabi Rishon LeZion of Israel.[7] On February 8, 2015, he left Maccabi and signed with Eisbären Bremerhaven of the German Basketball Bundesliga.[8] On June 7, 2015, he re-signed with Eisbären Bremerhaven for one more season.[9]

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