Profile and Career of American Basketball Player Josh Smith
Josh Smith is one of the best basketball player for power forward position at present. This American player is the Youngest player to block 500 shots and 1000 shots of his career. Know about Josh Smith profile, career and records of this player through this article.
Josh Smith is a professional basketball player from America. He plays for Atlanta Hawks in NBA, a top basketball league in the world. He is the Youngest Player to block 500 shots and also the Youngest Player to block 1000 shots.
Career and Personal Life of John Smith
Josh Smith was born on 5 December, 1985 in College Park, Georgia (United States). He stands 6 feet and 9 inches tall. He attended Oak Hill Academy and played for its basketball team as shot-blocker. In 2004, he was picked up by Atlanta Hawks - one of the top club of NBA. But he started playing for the club in 2004-05 season. In 2005 NBA All-Star Weekend, he won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. For that season he played 74 games for his club. He had 9.7 points per game and 1.9 blocks per game in that season. He was also selected in the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
Josh Smith Career during 2005-06 and 2006-07
In 2005-06 season Smith played 80 games with 11.3 points per game, 2.6 blocks per game and 6.6 rebounds per game. He was one of the top in the list of blocks per game in that season. In next season, he improved his statistics even more. He played in 72 games with 16.4 points per game. He was second with most number of blocks in the season making it 2.9 blocks per game. Josh Smith also completed his 500 blocks of his career in and becomes the youngest player to do so.
Josh Smith career during 2007-08 and 2008-09
In this season Josh Smith played 81 games with 17.2 points per game, 2.8 blocks per game and 8.2 rebounds per game. This season, his club Atlanta Hawks played in the playoffs where it lost to Boston Celtics, the winner of NBA that season by a close 3-4 contest. In 2008-09 season, he was not at his best. But his club went onto reach the playoffs. It defeated Miami Heats by 4-3 but lost to Cleveland Cavaliers by 0-4 in the semi-finals.
Josh Smith career during 2009 to 2012
From 2009 to 2012, Smith continued to play for Atlanta Hawks. The club reached the playoffs each of the three seasons, thus making it five times in a row for the club (from 2007 to 2012). He also become the Youngest Player to complete 1000 blocks of his career in 2010.