Taken 18th out of prep school in Newark by the Hornets last year, he averaged 10.3 points a game. His advice for draft day and beyond.
1. Watch the draft with friends "It's nerve-racking," says Smith, who tuned in with 50 people. "Having support [helped] me."
2. Don't party too much after you're picked "The next day I met important people," says Smith of his introduction to Hornets executives. "You want to make a great first impression."
3. Step up the training Smith played in a summer pro league and seriously jacked up his workouts, helping him to enter his first season with confidence. "Go as hard as you can. Don't pass out, but really push yourself."