Dennis Smith Jr. has put his name alongside some well known NBA talent as a rookie this season. The ninth overall pick in the draft last June, the former North Carolina State guard racked up 142 points and 49 assists in his first 10 career games, joining LeBron James and Kyrie as the only teenagers in NBA history to reach those totals at the start of their careers. Smith ranks second on the Dallas Mavericks in scoring, assists and steals per game.
Now, one of the first jerseys to be offered from his rookie season is on the market.
One of the Nike/NBA ‘Statement’ alternate jerseys Smith donned during three games earlier this season is on the block via NBA Auctions. Smith Jr wore it during the Mavericks’ 97-81 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 25 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, again during a loss to the San Antonio Spurs on November 27 and third time during a 97-90 loss to the Boston Celtics on December 6.
Overall, Smith is averaging nearly 15 points, four rebounds and 4.6 assists per game while averaging only a little over 28 minutes. He ranks second on the Mavericks in scoring, assists and steals. He’s produced nine 20-point games, two double-doubles and one triple-double. This week, he was selected to compete for the U.S. Team in the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars at All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles. The game will be played on Friday, Feb. 16, and will air live on TNT at 8 p.m. CT.
The auction continues through February 8 at NBA Auctions.