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Charles Anton (Tony) Smith #34

Position: Guard
Height: 6'3“
Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: June 14, 1968 in Wauwatosa, WI
High School: Wauwatosa East H.S.

High School Career

Scored 1,006 points during his high school career, including 500 as a senior and was both AP & UPI All-State as a senior. He hails from the same high school as Marquette alum Scott Merritt, as well as Devin Harris (NBA - Dallas Mavericks) and Jerry Smith (Louisville). Tony won two Wisconsin Class A state track and field championships in the triple jump.

Tony Smith sits on the stage as his newly retired Wauwatosa East jersey is exhibited. That same night, Devin Harris was honored as his jersey was also retired.






Marquette Career

season GP Min Avg FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3P% FT-A FT% Reb Avg Ast Avg Stl Blk TO PF Pts Avg
1986-87 29 743 25.6 86-161 .534 1- 3 .333 61- 81 .753 96 3.3 62 2.1 40 12 58 62 234 8.1
1987-88 28 894 31.9 136-260 .523 7-19 .368 88-119 .739 123 4.4 82 2.9 52 16 68 78 367 13.1
1988-89 28 943 33.7 153-275 .556 8-12 .668 84-115 .730 109 3.9 158 5.6 45 12 93 77 398 14.2
1989-90 29 1131 39.0 240-485 .495 36-87 .414 173-202 .856 137 4.7 167 5.8 53 18 113 81 689 23.8
Totals 114 3711 32.6 615-1181 .521 52-121 .430 406-517 .785 465 4.1 469 4.1 190 58 332 298 1688 14.8

1987-88

Tony led the team in scoring, steals and minutes played. He scored in double figures in 22 of 28 games and scored 20 or more points four times. After just two seasons, he was 37 points shy of cracking Marquette's Top-50 all-time scoring list. After naming Tony the Most Improved Player on the team, Coach Bob Dukiet had this to say, “I haven't coached too many players in 18 years, who have the work ethic Tony displays. He puts forth a great effort and really gets after it.”

1988-89

1989-90

Tony led the team in scoring again and was named team captain during his senior campaign.

All-Time Marquette Rankings

  • 7th, Points (1688)
  • 6th, Assists (469)
  • 6th, Steals (190)

All-Time Career Leader Rankings

  • 7th, Field Goals Made (615)
  • 8th, Field Goal Percentage (min. 500 att.) (52.0%)
  • 4th, Free Throws Made (406)
  • 10th, Free Throws Attempted (517)

All-Time Single Season Rankings

  • 3rd, Points (689)
  • 1st, Scoring Average (23.8)
  • 4th, Field Goals Made (240)
  • 7th, Field Goals Attempted (485)
  • 6th, Free Throws Made (173)
  • 7th, Free Throw Percentage (85.6%)

All-Time Single Game Team Rankings

  • 1st, 44 Points vs. Wisconsin (February 19, 1990)
  • 3rd, 43 Points vs. Butler (March 3, 1990)
  • 2nd (tie), 15 Free Throws Attempted vs. Dayton (January 11, 1990)
  • 4th (tie), 15 Free Throws Made vs. Dayton (January 11, 1990)
  • 1st (tie), 100% Free Throw Percentage (min. 10 FTA), 15 for 15 vs. Dayton (January 11, 1990)
All-Time Senior Season Rankings
  • 2nd, Points (689)
  • 1st, Scoring Average (23.8)
  • 2nd, Field Goals Made (240)
  • 5th, Field Goals Attempted (485)
  • 6th, Three Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 40 att.) (41.4%)
  • 5th, Free Throws Made (173)
  • 8th, Free Throws Attempted (202)
  • 3rd, Free Throw Percentage (min. 100 att.) (85.6%)
  • 4th, Assists (167)
  • 6th (tie), Steals (53)
All-Time Junior Season Rankings
  • 2nd, Field Goal Percentage (min. 250 att.) (55.6%)
  • 6th, Assists (158)
All-Time Sophomore Season Rankings
  • 4th, Field Goal Percentage (min. 250 att.) (52.3%)
  • 10th Free Throw Percentage (min. 100 att.) (73.9%)
  • 6th (tie), Steals (52)
All-Time Freshman Season Rankings
  • 7th, Free Throws Made (61)
  • 9th, Free Throws Attempted (81)
  • 5th, Free Throw Percentage (min. 70 att.) (75.3%)
  • 4th, Steals (tied) (40)

Accolades

  • 1989-90 All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference First Team
  • 1989-90 AP Honorable Mention All-American
  • 1989-90 UPI All-American
  • 1989-90 Basketball Weekly All-American
  • 1989-90 Sporting News All-American
  • Was named to the M-Club Hall-of-Fame in 2006

NBA Career Highlights

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  • Smith was the Lakers' second round selection (24th pick, 51st overall) in the 1990 NBA Draft. He was the fourth to the last player drafted.
  • In his rookie season, Smith came off the bench to relieve Magic Johnson at point guard.
  • His first start was in place of an injured Magic Johnson on March 22, 1991. He recorded two points and two assists in 13 minutes.
  • He ranked 2nd (min. 1600 minutes) in the NBA in ratio of offensive to defensive rebounds (1.191)
  • His first double-double came in a 106-84 Lakers' win over the Bucks in Milwaukee: 25 points and 10 rebounds (March 3, 1994).
  • Smith scored a career playoff-high 15 points along and grabbed 2 rebounds in Game 4 of the 1992-93 NBA Playoffs against the Phoenix Suns.
  • On January 13, 1997, Smith hit the only FG by either team (19 attempts) in the lowest-scoring overtime in NBA history as his Charlotte Hornets defeated the Denver Nuggets, 102 - 100. Said Smith, “Game-winning shots are always good.”

Comments on His NBA Game

  • “A tremendous pure athlete, Smith is a great leaper…The former Marquette sensation's best asset may be his defense, as he is quick enough to guard most point men and strong enough to take on the majority of the shooting guards in the league.” (1992)
  • “Strong 2-guard…good defender with erratic offensive game…can drive to the hoop, but has trouble making scoring passes in traffic…strong at the offensive board…must improve perimeter shooting and ballhandling to get more playing time.” (1995)

NBA Career Statistics

SeasonTeamGGSMINFGFGA3P3PAFTFTAOFF REBDEF REBREBPFASTTO BLKSTLPTS
1990-91 Lakers 64 1 695 97 220 0 7 40 57 24 47 71 135 28 12 69 80 234
1991-92 Lakers 63 0 820 113 283 0 11 49 75 31 45 76 109 39 8 50 91 275
1992-93 Lakers 55 9 752 133 275 2 11 62 82 46 41 87 63 50 7 40 72 330
1993-94 Lakers 73 31 1617 272 617 16 50 85 119 106 89 195 148 59 14 76 128 645
1994-95 Lakers 61 4 1024 132 309 32 91 44 63 43 64 107 102 46 7 50 111 340
1995-96 Suns 34 2 528 70 173 25 77 24 37 24 32 56 86 21 5 40 60 189
Heat 25 1 410 46 101 13 39 4 9 6 33 39 68 16 5 26 46 109
Total 59 3 938 116 274 38 116 28 46 30 65 95 154 37 10 66 106 298
1996-97 Hornets 69 39 1291 138 337 32 99 38 59 38 56 94 150 48 19 73 110 346
1997-98 Bucks 7 0 80 8 24 0 4 3 4 4 3 7 10 5 2 9 7 19
2000-01 Hawks 6 0 78 8 23 0 2 1 2 2 1 3 10 7 0 9 12 17
Total (9 Seasons) 457 87 7295 1017 2362 120 391 350 507 324 411 735 881 319 79 442 717 2504
Career Highs 73 39 1617 272 617 38 116 85 119 106 89 195 154 59 19 76 128 645

NBA Salary (By Year)

1990-91 $120,000
1991-92 $400,000
1992-93 $450,000
1993-94 $800,000
1994-95 $1,050,000
1995-96 $500,000
1996-97 $247,500
1997-98 $272,500 (estimated)
2000-01 $798,500 (estimated)
Career (may be incomplete) $4,638,500

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