January 24, 1972 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||H. Grady Spruce (Dallas, Texas)|
|College||Arizona State (1990–1994)|
|NBA draft||1994 / Undrafted|
|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 (CBA)|
|1997–1998||Olympique Antibes (France)|
|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)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Smith played point guard for Arizona State University from 1991 through 1994, and was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection. 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. 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. Smith was sentenced to one year and one day in prison.
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.
Professional basketball career
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.
- Stevin "Hedake" Smith's path to redemption, SLAM Magazine (October 6, 2010)
- Point-Shaving Scandal Hits Arizona State, Los Angeles Times (December 6, 1997)
- "Arizona State's Top-25 Basketball Players". scout.com. 2004-01-01. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
- EUROBASKET - Legea Scafati Basket basketball - team details, stats, news, roster
- Original Old School: Hard Knock Life
- NBA statistics @ basketball-reference.com