Michael (Mike) John Smith (born May 19 1965 in Rochester, New York) is a retired American Basketball player in the National Basketball Association.
Smith was a standout basketball player at Brigham Young University. He excelled in both football and Volleyball before concentrating on basketball exclusively. Smith served two years (1984–86) as a Mormon missionary before returning to BYU to finish his collegiate basketball career.
Smith was a first round draft pick of the Boston Celtics in 1989 (13th overall) as a 24-year-old. He played two seasons with the Celtics before being waived in 1991, and spent several years playing overseas in Spain before returning to the NBA in 1994-95 with the Clippers. (Smith is not to be confused with another American player also named Mike Smith who had a long career in Spain, became a Spanish citizen, and played on the Spain.)
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