HOUSTON – In his one year at Auburn University, Jabari Smith was chosen as National Freshman of the Year and SEC Freshman of the Year. He was also voted the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year.
Smith averaged 16.9 points and 7.4 rebounds, with season highs of 31 points in February against Vanderbilt and 15 rebounds in March against Miami (FL).
Smith was widely viewed by many mock drafts as the consensus prediction for the first overall pick before the Orlando Magic opted instead on Thursday for Duke’s Paolo Banchero.[ad_2]