Sam Smith (basketball, born 1955)
Sam Smith (born January 8, 1955) is an American former professional basketball player.
|Born||January 8, 1955|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Ed W. Clark|
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
|NBA draft||1977 / Round: 3 / Pick: 48th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|1978–1979||Salt Lake City Prospectors|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
A 6'4" guard born in Ferriday, Louisiana, Smith played at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas during the 1970s, and helped the Runnin' Rebels reach their first ever NCAA Final Four in 1977 as a member of the fabled "Hardway Eight" coached by Jerry Tarkanian. He then played two seasons (1978–1980) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls. He averaged 6.8 points per game in his NBA career, and completed the first four-point play in NBA history on October 21, 1979.