Jabari Smith Jr. Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Career, Stats, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More

Jabari Smith Jr.

Jabari Smith Jr. is a famous American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jabari Smith Jr. played college basketball for the Auburn Tigers basketball team. Check all the details below about Jabari Smith Jr.’s Wiki, including Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Career, Stats, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More.

Jabari Smith Jr. Wiki/Biography

Jabari Smith Jr. was born on 13th May 2003, (Age: 19 years; as of 2022) in Fayetteville, Georgia, U.S. His full real name is Jabari Montsho Smith Jr. and he is commonly known as Jabari Smith. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is African-American. His zodiac sign is Taurus and he follows Christianity (religion). His profession is a famous American football player.

Jabari Smith Jr. Educational Qualification

Jabari Smith Jr completed his schooling at Sandy Creek (Tyrone, Georgia). And then, he attended Auburn college for his bachelor’s degree. And then, he start playing with his college team and then joined clubs for his football career.

Jabari Smith Jr. Physical Stats

Jabari Smith Jr. Physical Appearance

Jabari Smith Jr.’s Physical Appearance

  • Height: 6′ 11″ inches
  • Weight: 100 kg
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black

Jabari Smith Jr. Family & Parents

Jabari Smith Jr. was born into a middle-class family to American parents. His father’s name is Jabari Smith he played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for four seasons and competed professionally overseas his mother’s name is Taneskia Purnell she is a housewife.

Jabari Smith Jr. with his mother

Jabari Smith Jr. with his mother

He has one elder brother, named A.J Smith. Jabari’s distant cousin’s name is Kwame Brown, who was the first overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft and played in the NBA for 13 seasons.

Jabari Smith Jr. cousin Kwame Brown

Jabari Smith Jr.’s cousin Kwame Brown

Jabari Smith Jr. Relationships

Jabari Smith Jr.’s dating status is single and his marital status is unmarried. According to the sources, he has no girlfriend and no other relationships.

Jabari Smith Jr. Career & Stats

Jabari Smith Jr. started playing varsity basketball as a sophomore at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia. He averaged 24.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, three steals, and three blocks per game, leading his team to a Class 3A state runner-up finish. Jabari Smith Jr. was named Mr. Georgia Basketball, Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-Classification Player of the Year.

Jabari Smith Jr. in his teenage

Jabari Smith Jr. in his teenage

Jabari Smith Jr. was selected to the rosters for the McDonald’s All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic, and Nike Hoop Summit. Jabari Smith Jr. was a consensus five-star recruit and one of the top players in the 2021 class. He announced his commitment to play college basketball for Auburn University over offers from Tennessee, Georgia, LSU, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina on 9th October 2020.

Jabari Smith Jr. played for high school basketball team

Jabari Smith Jr. played for a high school basketball team

Jabari Smith Jr. has said that he committed to Auburn due to his fit within the team’s play style under head coach Bruce Pearl, proximity to home, and because the school could provide him with a more traditional college experience than he would get elsewhere. On the road against fierce rival Alabama, he scored a then career-high 25 points to help the Tigers avoid an upset in an 81-77 victory on January 11, 2022.

Jabari Smith Jr. played for Auburn Basketball-team

Jabari Smith Jr. played for Auburn Basketball-team

In his NCAA Tournament debut against Jacksonville, State, Smith recorded his 6th double-double of the season scoring 20 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Smith was awarded many honors including being named the SEC Freshman of the Year, a member of the All-SEC first team, and a second-team All-American, the Tiger’s first All-American selection since Chris Porter at the conclusion of his freshman season. He declared for the 2022 NBA draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility on 5th April 2022.

Jabari played at the number 10 for Auburn University Athletics

Jabari played at the number 10 for Auburn University Athletics

Smith was projected as a projected top-three selection in the 2022 NBA draft and the potential first pick. He was believed by analysts and insiders to be the number one overall pick, with Smith even saying that he would be surprised not to be picked by the Magic prior to the 2022 NBA Draft. He would fall to the third overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft where he was selected by the Houston Rockets, making him the highest draft pick to ever come out of Auburn, surpassing Chris Morris and Chuck Person who were drafted 4th overall.

Jabari Smith played in NBA

Jabari Smith played in NBA

He makes his summer league debut with 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and a steal in a 91-77 loss against the Orlando Magic. He make his preseason debut, debut, scoring 21 points with 5-of-8 shooting from three along with eight rebounds and two assists in a 134-96 win seven rebounds, and an assist in a 117-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on 19th October 2022.

Jabari Smith rebounds for Houston Rockets

Jabari Smith rebounds for Houston Rockets

He scored his first double-double points in the regular season with 21 points by shooting 6-to-10 shots and nine rebounds in a 114-106 victory over the Utah Jazz. His length makes him a versatile player on both offense and defense. He often utilizes jab steps to help create space for his jump shot and has range out to the three-point line, shooting 42% from the three-point range in college.

Jabari Smith played in basketball tournament

Jabari Smith played in a basketball tournament

On defense, he is mobile on the perimeter and physical inside, making him a candidate to defend big men but also switch comfortably onto guards. He was noted for his instincts and quick hands, averaging a block and a steal per game in college.

Jabari Smith Jr. played for Houston Rockets in NBA Summer League

Jabari Smith Jr. played for Houston Rockets in NBA Summer League

Many sources and scouts compared his play-making style to that of other big men such as Rashard Lewis, Chris Bosh, Michael Porter Jr., and Kevin Durant. Scouts noted that Smith’s main weakness on offense entering the draft is his ball handling, as he often times struggles to generate offense off of the dribble.

Jabari Smith Jr. Awards & Achievements

  • Consensus second-team All-American in 2022.
  • Wayman Tisdale Award in 2022.
  • NABC Freshman of the Year in 2022.
  • First-team All-SEC in 2022.
  • SEC Freshman of the Year in 2022.
  • SEC All-Freshman Team in 2022.
  • McDonald’s All-American in 2021.
  • Jordan Brand Classic in 2021.
  • Nike Hoop Summit in 2021.
  • Mr. Georgia Basketball in 2021.
  • FIBA Americas U-16 Championships with Brazil in 2019 he win the gold medal.

Jabari Smith Jr.’s Net Worth

Jabari Smith Jr.’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million dollars. His annual salary is $8,882,640 as of November 2022. He signed a 4-year contract with the Houston Rockets, including $40,330,432 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $10,082,608.

Jabari Smith Jr. Social Handles

Jabari Smith Jr. Amazing Facts

  • Currently, Jabari Smith Jr. is playing for Houston Rockets.
  • His jersey number on his team is 1.
Jabari Smith Jr. jersey number 1 for Houston Rockets

Jabari Smith Jr. jersey number 1 for Houston Rockets

  • Smith’s position in his team is Power forward.
  • His father is also a professional football player.
  • He won so many awards and medals in various matches.
  • Smith’s main weakness on offense entering the draft is his ball handling, as he often times struggles to generate offense off of the dribble.
  • Jabari Smith jr. knows for his instincts and quick hands, averaging a block and a steal per game in college.
  • On defense, he is mobile on the perimeter and physical inside, making him a candidate to defend big men but also switch comfortably onto guards.
  • Smith is a very brilliant player at a young age.

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