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Josh Smith

Josh Smith
Smith with the Hawks
NameJosh Smith
CaptionSmith with the Hawks
Number5
PositionForward
Height Ft6
Height In9
Weight Lb240
LeagueNBA
TeamAtlanta Hawks
Birth DateDecember 05, 1985(age 30)
Birth PlaceCollege Park, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolMcEachern
Oak Hill Academy
Draft Year2004
Draft Round1
Draft Pick17
Draft TeamAtlanta Hawks
Career Start2004
Years12004 present
Team1Atlanta Hawks
Highlights * NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2010) * NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005) * NBA Slam Dunk Champion (2005)
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Letters
Profilejosh_smith

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Josh Smith (born December 5, 1985 in College Park, Georgia) is an American professional basketball player with the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. Josh is one of five kids born to Paulette and Pete Smith. His siblings are Walter, Phebe, Kasola and Shanti. His popular nickname is "J-Smoove".

Smith attended John McEachern High School. For his senior year, Smith transferred to Oak Hill Academy. As a player for Oak Hill's basketball team, he first earned his reputation as a consummate shot-blocker, which he would maintain in the NBA. He played alongside former Atlanta Hawk teammate Randolph Morris and the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard on the highly regarded Atlanta Celtics AAU team in the summer of 2003.


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