A former Terrapin is finally getting his shot at the NBA.
Forward Evan Smotrycz will suit up for the Toronto Raptors’ Summer League team this month in Las Vegas. Smotrycz is the third former Maryland player that will attempt to crack an NBA roster this summer.
Smotrycz went undrafted out of Maryland after the 2014-15 season. As a senior, Smotrycz averaged 4.7 points and 4.1 rebounds for the Terps.
Smotrycz came to College Park as a transfer after two years with Michigan. During his time with Maryland, the former New Hampton Prep (NH) star had his best season as a junior when he a veraged 11.0 points and 6.0 rebounds.
Smotrycz finished fourth in scoring and was the team’s second-leading rebounder during Maryland’s final season in the ACC.
The former Wolverine was a decent three-point shooter at the collegiate level. He shot 37.5 percent from beyond the arc during his time with Maryland and Michigan.
One of Smotrycz’s key strengths is his ability to stretch the floor and keep defenses honest. He has a solid low post game and can score with his back to the basket.
However, he can also shoot from the perimeter a relatively high clip.
Smotrycz is definitely going to have to make a lot of noise in Las Vegas to earn an invite to training camp and open another team’s eyes,