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JR Smith
JR Smith
Position: -
Born: 09/09/85
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $1,456,667
“Way to go, Freshy!” Smith, now tackling a new challenge following a 16-year NBA career, laughed and took a moment to soak in the feeling of being J.R. the college student — “just one of the guys,” as Aggies coach Richard Watkins put it. “That’s the nickname for all the freshmen,” Smith said after shooting an 8-over-par 83 in Tuesday’s third and final round at the Elon Invitational. “When I was in the NBA my first year, they called me ‘Rookie’ or ‘Rook,’ and now I’m ‘Freshy.’
“I really do (feel like a college kid). It’s funny because I was telling someone the other day, I actually feel like I’m not just a person who went professional then (became) a college athlete. I feel like I’m one of those guys who just didn’t go to school, but at the same time, I can still relate to a lot of these guys and their mindsets and mentalities because I’ve been there before in certain situations. So, I definitely feel like a college kid. Talking to these guys in my group about study halls and what they got to do and stuff like that, it makes me feel good. It makes me feel normal.”