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Bingo Smith

NameBingo Smith
Number32, 7
PositionSmall forward / Guard
Height Ft6
Height In5
Weight Lb195
LeagueNBA
Birth DateFebruary 26, 1946(age 69)
Birth PlaceMemphis, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolMelrose
(Memphis, Tennessee)
CollegeTulsa (1965 1969)
Draft Year1969
Draft Round1
Draft Pick6
Draft TeamSan Diego Rockets
Career Start1969
Career End1980
Years1 
Team1San Diego Rockets
Years2   
Team2Cleveland Cavaliers
Years31979 1980
Team3San Diego Clippers
Highlights * Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year (1969) * #7 Retired by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Stat1labelPoints
Stat1value10,882 (12.6 ppg)
Stat2labelRebounds
Stat2value3,630 (4.2 rpg)
Stat3labelAssists
Stat3value1,734 (2.0 apg)
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Robert "Bingo" Smith (born February 26, 1946 in Memphis, Tennessee) was a Forward/Guard for the San Diego Rockets (1969-70), Cleveland Cavaliers (1970-79) and San Diego Clippers (1979-80). He helped the Cavaliers win the 1975-76 NBA Central Division.

In 11 seasons, Smith played in 865 games and logged 22,407 minutes. Smith was especially noted for his ability to hit jump shots from long range. His outside jump shots, often were taken from today's 3 point range. For his career, he recorded a .449 field goal percentage (4,776 FGs made out of 10,642 attempts). Smith also had a .798 free throw rate (1,307-of-1,637) and also accounted for 3,630 total rebounds, 1,734 assists and 10,882 points.

Smith was inducted into the University of Tulsa Athletics Hall of Fame in 1984. His number "7" has been retired by the Cleveland Cavaliers.




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