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Elmore Smith (born May 9, 1949 in Macon, Georgiamarker) is a retired Americanmarker basketball player. A 7'0" center from Kentucky State Universitymarker, he played for in the National Basketball Association from 1971 to 1979. He was a member of the Buffalo Braves, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

In his first season, Smith averaged 17.3 points per game and 15.2 rebounds per game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team. His rebounding average for that season is the eighth-highest ever recorded by an NBA rookie.

Smith is best remembered for his shot-blocking. He led the league in total blocked shots twice (in 1974 and 1975), and holds the NBA record for most blocked shots in a game, with 17. He achieved this mark against the Portland Trail Blazers on October 28, 1973, while playing for the Lakers. Smith's average of 4.85 blocks per game from the 1973-74 season (the first season blocked shots were officially recorded in the NBA) is the third highest ever. He was also a skilled rebounder, and he averaged a double-double (13.4 points, 10.6 rebounds) over the course of his career.

Smith was one of four players the Lakers traded to Milwaukee (along Brian Winters and draft picks Junior Bridgeman and Dave Meyers) in exchange for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after the 1974-75 NBA season. He holds the Clippers' franchise record for rebounds per game (13.8).

Statistics

SEASON TEAM GP MPG SPG BPG RPG APG PPG
'71-72 BUF 78 40.8 15.2 1.4 17.3
'72-73 BUF 76 37.2 12.4 2.5 18.3
'73-74 LAL 81 36.1 0.9 4.9 11.2 1.9 12.5
'74-75 LAL 74 31.6 1.1 2.9 10.9 2.0 10.9
'75-76 MIL 78 36.0 1.0 3.1 11.4 1.2 15.6
'76-77 CLE 70 20.9 0.5 2.1 6.3 0.6 8.6
'77-78 CLE 81 24.6 0.6 2.2 8.4 0.7 12.5
'78-79 CLE 24 13.8 0.3 0.7 4.4 0.5 6.5


During Smith's first two seasons, blocks and steals were not an officially recorded statistic.

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