After going undrafted out of Louisville University in the 2012 NBA Draft, the younger brother of Cleveland Cavaliers small forward/shooting guard J.R.Smith signed with the New York Knicks in their NBA Summer League and training camp.
Chris Smith joined the New York Knicks for the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. In the summer league he averaged 5.2 points per game, 2 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game, playing alongside some newly signed Knicks James White and Chris Copeland.
Smith re-joined the New York Knicks for the 2013 NBA Summer League and was later signed by the Knicks on September 11, 2013. On November 18, 2013, he was assigned to the Erie BayHawks. On December 17, 2013, he was recalled by the Knicks.
New York Knick (2012-2014)
POST NBA CAREER
In 2015 Smith player for KB Peja of the Kosovo Basketball Superleague and in 2016 the Saint John Mill Rats of the National Basketball League of Canada.
- Lettered two years in football at Lakewood as a wide receiver and kicker.
- Played for Coach Danny Hurley at St. Benedict’s Prep.
- Spent two seasons at Manhattan College before walking on/transferring to Louisville, where he played for Rick Pitino.
- Competed in Fightball 2015, a one-on-one tournament competition in New York City.