Who is Russ Smith? Bio, Age, Net Worth, Relationship, Height, Ethnicity

Who is Russ Smith?

American professional basketball player Russ Smith, often known as Russdiculous, is well-known for his erratic and irresponsible play.

He has played professionally all over the world since being selected in the second round of the NBA draft in 2014, even winning the NBL-China scoring champion award in 2017 and 2019.

The power forward is also a Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner, the AAC tournament MVP, first-team all-AAC, consensus-first-team All-American, and an NCAA champion.

In addition to this, Russ’s jersey was among the five Louisville players whose numbers were retired.

Let’s find out more about the early years, family, relationships, NBA career, and other details of this Louisville basketball legend.

Relationship Details, Russ Smith is in a Relationship?

Cecy and Russ Smith are romantically involved. The duo has made their relationship known to the public.

Cecy is a digital artist, yet not much is known about her other than what can be seen through her Instagram handle.

She has more than 5,000 followers on Instagram, where you may follow her.

On social media, the couple constantly talks about one another.

Quick facts about Russ Smith

Full Name Russ Antoin Smith
Name Russ Smith
Nick Name Tuna Fish, Russdiculous
Date of Birth April 19, 1991 
Age 31 years old
Birth Place New York City, New York
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Zodiac Sign  Aries
Height 6 feet (1.83 m)
Weight 166 lb (75 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Father’s Name Russell Smith
Mother’s Name Paulette A. O’Neal
Siblings Reece, April, and Savannah
School South Kent School
High School Archbishop Molloy High School
Education University graduate
University Louisville
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend City
Current Team Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Profession Basketball Player
Profession Basketball Player
Position Point Guard
  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • NBA G League
NBA Draft 47th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers 
Debut Year  2014
Retirement Not yet
Honors Jersey no. 2 retired by Louisville Cardinals
Awards and achievements
  • AAC Tournament MVP (2014)
  • First-team All-AAC (2014)
  • First-team All-Big East (2013)
Net Worth   $1- $5 million
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Merch Basketball Card
Last Update  November 2022

Russ Smith: Early Life, Age, Wiki, Parents, Ethnicity

On April 19, 1991, in New York City, New York, Russ Antoin Smith was born. His father, Russell Smith, and mother, Paulette A. O’Neal, welcomed him into the world at NY Presbyterian Hospital.

Russ was a boisterous and mischievous child. He used to dance with a tuna fish-like tail shake. He earned the moniker “tuna fish” at that time.

His mother was a stay-at-home mom, while his father, Russell Smith, ran the hoops-themed Big Russ Barbershop in Harlem.

Russ attributes most of his development to his father. The power forward might consider giving up after the turbulent journey that led him to where he is now. But his father encouraged him and made sure he persisted.

Basketball player Russ’s father played at Division II Molloy College and spent a year playing abroad in Tunisia.

He promised he would do everything in his power to turn Russ into a basketball great after noticing his love for the sport.

When Russ’ father took him to several parks, he would select some kids, often aged eight or nine. By offering them money, he would get them to play a match against Russ.

Russ’ father began to believe he had something in him when, at the age of six, he effortlessly overcame bigger kids.

Education, Schooling, University

There is no information about his education and schooling.

Professional Career, (Basketball Player)

Russ’s professional career was full of tides despite having smooth sails during his college years. He began playing after the Philadelphia 76ers selected him.

On June 26, 2014, Smith was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 47th overall choice in the NBA draft. However, the New Orleans Pelicans received his rights in exchange for Pierre Jackson.

Smith found it offensive that NBA teams had doubts about his ability to play point guard and that some of the top draft prospects shied away from working out with him.

He signed his rookie scale contract with the Pelicans on July 15, 2015, but six months later he was moved to the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League signed Smith on January 13, 2016. He had a stellar debut for the 87ers, coming off the bench to score a team-best 37 points in 28 minutes.

He was chosen as the NBA D-League Performer of the Week as a result. It was Smith’s first career honor. In addition to recording a triple-double for the first time in his career, he scored 65 points, a D-League high.

But regrettably, he was cut loose by the 87ers on March 29, 2016, following a season-ending injury diagnosis.

Smith committed to playing with China’s Luoyang Zhonghe during the 2017 NBL season on June 3. In his first game, he recorded three steals and 62 points.

Smith finished with 81 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists. Later, he committed to play for the 2017–18 CBA season with the Fujian Sturgeons.

Smith was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League on December 30, 2021. He now represents them in the NBA G League.

Net Worth, Salary, Assets

Russ Smith’s net worth is thought to range between $1 million to $5 million. His main line of work as a basketball player is how he acquired his wealth.

Smith committed to a $507,336 rookie deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Later, he agreed to an $845,059 deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Smith changed playing teams frequently throughout his career, although he still had some success.

In addition, Russ Smith makes a good living through his business and investments. His Mr. and Mrs. Bourbon line of bourbon whiskey was just introduced.

Rumors and Controversy

Talking about his rumors and controversy, he has not been in any part of rumors as well as controversy to date.

What is the Height of Russ Smith? Weight, Full Body Status

Height 6 feet (1.83 m)
Weight 166 lb (75 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black

Social Media Accounts

Instagram : 991k followers
Twitter: 108.9K followers

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