April 25, 2010
- Jamar Smith
This Jamar Smith - the former Maryland forward, Austin Toros starter and San Antonio Spurs training camp signee in 2006 - is signed in Italy with Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia. He is averaging 13.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, but in only Lega Due play.
The other Jamar Smith - the former Illinois guard who was suspended for a year and a half after driving into a tree while drunk and fleeing the scene leaving his teammate for dead, and who was then kicked out of the program after being caught underage drinking again and violation his probation - got a second chance at Division 2 Southern Illinois. He averaged 21.6ppg, 4.1rpg and 4.6apg there last year - all while playing with an electronic ankle bracelet - and earned an invite to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament last month. However, he averaged only 5.6 points in 3 games there.