North Carolina State Wolfpack guard Terquavion Smith has announced that he has officially declared for the 2023 NBA Draft. He will forgo the remaining years of his college eligibility and enter the NBA. Smith debated entering the 2022 NBA Draft and entering the NBA last year but decided to return to college to improve his draft stock. While it may not have improved quite as much as he was hoping for, it certainly did improve after his fantastic sophomore season with the Wolfpack. Smith will join the NBA and begin his career in the league after he is drafted.
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— Terquavion Smith (@Tgetsbuckss23) March 29, 2023
In his second season with the North Carolina State Wolfpack, Terquavion Smith averaged 17.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 38 percent and a three-point percentage of 33.6 percent. Smith has been mocked all over the first round this year but the consensus right now seems to be between the late lottery and the mid-20s. There is a lot of wiggle room there for Smith to improve while he goes through the 2023 NBA Draft process. Smith will make his case to NBA scouts during that process. He could sneak further into the lottery with the right process and work.