16th overall selection in the 2018 NBA draft officially selected by the Phoenix Suns but flipped to the Philadelphia 76ers on draft night. He was a Big 12 All-Defensive Team member in his lone season at Texas Tech.
While at Lakeview Centennial High School, he was named District 10-6A MVP and was voted best dunker in the Dallas region.
He signed with Roc Nation Sports after college.
His father Billy Smith played college ball at Kansas State. He has a sister named Aayinde.
He and Mikal Bridges swapped teams on draft night after a trade between the Suns and 76ers.