Earl Joseph "J. R." Smith III is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He played high school basketball at New Jersey basketball powerhouse Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark. He entered the NBA out of high school after being selected in the first round of the 2004 NBA draft with the 18th overall pick by the New Orleans Hornets. He has also played for the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks, as well as for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association. In 2016, Smith won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers.
|Born:||September 9, 1985, Freehold Borough, New Jersey|
|Listed height:||6 ft 6 in|
|Listed weight:||225 lb|
|High school:||Lakewood, (Lakewood, New Jersey), St. Benedict's Prep, (Newark, New Jersey)|
|Position:||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|NBA draft:||2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18, New Orleans Hornets|
|Twitter:||J. R. Smith's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||J. R. Smith's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||J. R. Smith's Facebook profile|
About JR Smith
NBA shooting guard known for his streaky three-point shooting. He was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year with the New York Knicks in 2012 and in 2016, he helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA Championship.
He played in the McDonald's All-American Game in 2004 after a solid career at Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. He was selected 18th overall by the New Orleans Hornets in the 2004 NBA Draft.
During the 2011-12 NBA lockout, he played for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls in the Chinese Basketball Association.
He played basketball overseas in China and had his mom visit often. He married Jewel Smith and he has two daughters.
He was teammates with Carmelo Anthony on the Knicks from 2012 to 2015.
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- Sportspeople from Lakewood Township, New Jersey
- New Orleans Hornets draft picks
- Zhejiang Golden Bulls players
- National Basketball Association high school draftees
- New Orleans Hornets players
- Sportspeople from Newark, New Jersey
- Denver Nuggets players
- Cleveland Cavaliers players
- Basketball players from New Jersey
- American expatriate basketball people in China
- New York Knicks players