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Smith, Gregory D.

(born: 1947) 

Smith was born in Princeton, KY. A 6'5" forward, he was a star high school basketball player at Dotson High School in Princeton. In 1996 Smith was inducted into the Dawahares-Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. He played college ball at Western Kentucky University (WKU) from 1965 to 1968. Smith was the sixth all-time leading rebounder for the school, pulling down 11.6 rebounds per game; he had five games with more than 20 rebounds. In 1998, Smith was inducted into the WKU Athletics Hall of Fame. He was chosen by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 4th round of the 1968 NBA draft and was a member of the Bucks' 1971 NBA Championship team. Smith ended his pro basketball career in 1976 with the Portland Trail Blazers. Over the eight years of his pro career, Smith played in 524 games, had 3,249 rebounds and scored 4,097 points. Greg was the brother of Dwight Smith. For more see Greg Smith at

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