Jalen Smith Rumors
According to a source, the Heat requested a Zoom session with Maryland 6-10 forward Jalen Smith, a versatile big who can block shots and hit threes. Smith — projected to go to in the mid-teens in some mock drafts — averaged 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in his second season at Maryland, while shooting 53.8 percent from the field and 36.8 percent on threes (32 of 87). Miami has the 20th overall pick in the Nov. 18 NBA Draft.
Adam Zagoria: Former @TerrapinHoops F Jalen Smith mentions the Wizards, Nets, Suns And Spurs among teams he’s met virtually with pic.twitter.com/GX0Tlv2lRV
Rob Schaefer: Maryland F/C Jalen Smith said on a Zoom call with reporters that he interviewed with the Bulls a few months back. Called Bulls a “great organization,” citing dynasty years and “new age” with Zach LaVine, Coby White, Daniel Gafford. “It would be a fun thing playing in Chicago.”
Chase Hughes: UMD’s Jalen Smith on speaking with the Wizards: “I would say they were one of the most interesting interviews out of all of them. They were funny and they were pretty much just joking around with me the whole time.” Sounds like they hit it off.