Charles Smith
Personal information
Born (1967-11-29) November 29, 1967 (age 54)
Washington, D.C.
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High schoolAll Saints (Washington, D.C.)
CollegeGeorgetown (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Undrafted
Playing career1989–2001
PositionPoint guard
Number3, 13
Career history
1989–1990Boston Celtics
1990–1991Rapid City Thrillers
1991Boston Celtics
1991Rockford Lightning
1994Rockford Lightning
1994–1995Hartford Hellcats
1995Omaha Racers
1995Florida Sharks
1995Florida Beach Dogs
1995Minnesota Timberwolves
1996Florida Beach Dogs
1996Florida Sharks
1996Red Star Belgrade
1996–1997Florida Beach Dogs
1997Rockford Lightning
1997–1998La Crosse Bobcats
1998Vaqueros de Bayamón
1998–1999Serapide Pozzuoli
1999Obras Sanitarias
1999–2000Record Napoli
2000Media Broker Messina
2000–2001La Crosse Bobcats
2001Liège Basket
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
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Men's basketball
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul Team competition

Charles Edward Smith IV (born November 29, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player who played with the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Smith was also a member of the bronze medal-winning 1988 United States Olympic team and was an All-American college player at Georgetown.

College career

Smith was born in Washington, D.C., where he attended All Saints High School. At Georgetown University he was the Big East Men's Basketball Player of the Year for the 1988–89 season.

Smith also played for the 1988 United States Men's Olympic Basketball Team, the last American team not to feature NBA players.

Professional career

After his college career, Smith went undrafted during the 1989 NBA draft, but he went on to play for the Boston Celtics and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Conviction of vehicular homicide

On March 12, 1992, Smith was convicted of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crime, in the hit-and-run deaths of two Boston University students on March 22, 1991.[1] He subsequently served time in prison.[2]


On October 21, 2010, Smith was shot twice in the chest at his home in Bowie, Maryland.[3] Smith underwent surgery and survived. The next day, police discovered "large quantity of cocaine and evidence of a gambling operation" in a search of his home.[4]

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  1. ^ Smith, a former Celtic, gets a split verdict, abstract The New York Times. March 13, 1992. Accessed August 27, 2007.
  2. ^ Charles E. Smith, former Hoya, NBA player, shot in Bowie; drugs found in home | Archived October 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Report: Former Boston Celtic Charles Smith shot, hospitalized – ESPN Boston
  4. ^ "Ex-Hoyas star Smith shot at Bowie home, police say". The Baltimore Sun. October 23, 2010.