About Basketball Player JR Smith
The full name of “JR Smith” is Earl Joseph Smith III. He is a renowned professional American basketball player. Presently he plays for Cleveland Cavaliers of NBA as a shooting guard. He is born and brought up in New Jersey and grew up playing basketball, baseball, football but basketball always remained as the best one for him.
For the first time, he played basketball in his high-school as “Lakewood High school”. Soon after this, he had a marvelous career at Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. He has played for many teams like,
- New York Knicks
- Denver Nuggets
- New Orleans Hornets and many more
He was recognized with the name “CBA scoring champion” and was also chosen in 2012 for the “Southern Division All-stars”. In the year 2013, he turned as the Sixth man of the year of NBA. In 2016, he assisted the team “Cavaliers” to win the NBA championship. As per the recent reports, he earns around $6.5 million per season as a salary and has an estimated net worth of $21 million.
What is jr smiths shoe size?
He wear size 15.
Early life and childhood
JR Smith was born in the year September 9, 1985, in Freehold Borough, New Jersey.
He joined Millstone Middle School and was graduated in the year 1999. After Lakewood school, he got transferred to a new school Saint Benedict's Preparatory School where he continued enjoying his love and passion for a basketball game.
In 2003, he signed an amazing deal to play basketball at his college level with North Carolina Tar Heels. In 2004, he played McDonald’s All-American, where he was co-MVP with Dwight Howard.
From there he decided for applying for NBA and got selected by gaining overall 18th rank by New Orleans Hornets.
JR smith stats
JR Smith made his expert basketball debut with New Orleans Hornets. He scored 10.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, and around 1.9 assists in his first season with New Orleans Hornets.
After playing five consecutive years for “Nuggets”, he joined the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of CBA, due to his lockout in NBA in 2011. He scored a high career in CBA in 122-110 win over Qingdao Eagles.
Achievements and awards
In his complete course of a career, JR smith won various honors. He was a part of the team of “CBA all-star”, though he didn’t play for them. He was named as champion in CBA scoring in 2012 and even won 2 NBA awards in 2013 and 2016, called NBA Sixth Man of the Year and NBA champion respectively.
JR Smith got married in the year 2016 to Jewel Harris. The couple is blessed with 3 daughters that are named Dakota Smith, Peyton Smith, and Demi Smith. This couple was already raising their 2 children when they got married; his daughter Demi helped JR Smith to propose Jewel for marriage. JR smith tattoos nipsey hussle showcase his love for the hip-hop star.
The career of JR Smith has been tormenting with dissensions but his will power to give his best never stopped him at any point in his life.