Michigan PG Mike Smith makes decision on NBA Draft
Mike Smith has made his decision about the NBA Draft.
On Wednesday, the Michigan point guard announced via Instagram that he will not return to Ann Arbor next season and will declare for the NBA Draft. Smith was a key piece to the Wolverines’ B1G regular season title and trip to the Elite Eight during the NCAA Tournament.
Smith spent one season at Michigan as a graduate transfer. He transferred out of Columbia following the 2019-20 season and found a spot on Juwan Howard’s team, carving out a starting role.
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Mike Smith will not return to Michigan, per his Instagram. His next step is the NBA Draft. pic.twitter.com/4RIRs9dsKf
— Daniel Dash (@DanielDash_) April 7, 2021
In his lone season at Michigan, Smith averaged 9.0 points, 5.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game. He had the best performance of the season in a B1G Tournament win over Maryland, scoring 18 points and dishing out 15 assists in the quarterfinal round.
The 15 assists was the highest single-game total in B1G Tournament history.
Smith also scored 18 points in Michigan’s first round game against Texas Southern in the NCAA Tournament, tying his season high.
During his career at Columbia, Smith proved to be an elite scorer, averaging over 22 points per game in his final year with the program. In one year at Michigan, he showed that he’s able to be a versatile point guard at an elite level.