This article will answer every question you have about Jalen Smith. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Smith do for a living?
- Who are Smith’s parents and siblings?
- What are Smith’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Smith married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Smith have any children?
- Where is Smith now?
- How tall is Smith?
- How much money does Smith earn?
- What is Smith’s net worth?
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Who is Jalen Smith?
Jalen Rasheed Smith is a professional American well-known basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA (National Basketball Association). Having been nicknamed “Stix”, while at college, he played college basketball for the Maryland Terrapins.
In the 2020 NBA draft, he was picked in the 10th overall by the Phoenix Suns. During his rookie season with the Suns, he reached the NBA Finals. And was traded to the Pacers in February 2022.
How Old Is Jalen Smith?
He is 22 years old as of June 2022, having been born on March 16, 2000, in Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S. Smith shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Jhené Aiko, Luca Lombardo, Anthony Vargas, Alexandra Daddario, Bad Kid Paris, and many more.
Jalen Smith Family
Who are Jalen Smith’s Parents?
He was born to Charles Smith (Father) a retired Navy Chief and Orletha Smith (Mother).
Does Jalen Smith have Siblings?
He has a sister by the name of Kiara Smith.
Jalen Smith Education
He received his high school education at Mount Saint Joseph College. Later after high school, he attended the University of Maryland.
Jalen Smith Marital Status
He is in a relationship with his girlfriend Kayla K who is a modeling and nursing student currently studying at Charles Sturt University.
Jalen Smith Kids
He does not have any kids currently. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Jalen Smith Career
A High School Career
While attending Mount Saint Joseph High School, he averaged 22.2 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game as a senior and won several awards. Among the awards are the Gatorade Maryland Boys Basketball Player of the Year twice. Because of his exemplary performance, he was named to the 2018 McDonald’s All-American team.
Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN ranked him among the top 25 prospects of the 2018 recruiting class. Moreover, he was ranked one of the top prospects by all three scouting services.
A College Career
Smith went on to sign his National Letter of Intent to play for Maryland on November 8, 2017, after verbally committing in June. He selected Maryland over other programs such as Villanova and Virginia. As a freshman, he averaged11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game. In the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament, he had 19 points and 12 rebounds in a 79-77 win over Belmont. In a game against LSU a 69-67 loss, Smith finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and a career-high five blocks.
On December 4, 2019, In a 72-51 win against Notre Dame, he finished with 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. He then scored a career-high 25 points and had 11 rebounds in a come-from-behind 77-66 win over Northwestern. At the close of the regular season, the coaches, media, and the Defensive Team by the coaches, named him to the First Team All-Big Ten. While the Associated Press and Sporting News named him Third Team All-American. As a sophomore, he averaged 15.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game. After his collegiate season, he was declared eligible for the 2020 NBA draft.
A Professional Career
A Career with the Phoenix Suns (2020 to 2022)
In the 2020 NBA draft, Smith was selected 10th pick of the first round by the Phoenix Suns. The Phoenix Suns announced on November 24, 2020, that they had signed Smith. Due to the team’s success and appearing in only eight games, on February 15, 2021, the Suns assigned him to the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League. The suns then recalled him on February 26, 2021. He thus ended his rookie season by making the NBA Finals but the Suns were defeated in 6 games by the Milwaukee Bucks.
A Career with the Indiana Pacers (2022 to Present)
He along with a future second-round draft pick was traded to the Indiana Pacers on February 10, 2022, in exchange for Torrey Craig.
Jalen Smith Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 10inches (2.08m) and a weight of 98kg (216lbs).
Jalen Smith’s Salary and Net Worth
With the Suns, he had an annual salary of $4,832,084 and an unknown net worth.