Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Greg Smith Making Friends You know what they say about guys with big hands? Greg Smith, the starting power forward for the Houston Rockets, might answer something like this: they work hard, stay focused, and keep things in perspective. It would be truthful answer for Smith, whose hands measure an incredible 12 inches wide. He has risen from the ranks of the D-League to a starting job on the Houston Rockets. (Just for perspective, the next longest hand width at the 2011 combine with was the Kawhi Leonard with 11.3 inches.) The 6′ 10″, 250 lbs Smith logged many hours away from home and on the road to get to Houston. Smith had a short, but successful career at Fresno State University. In 2010, he was named the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and averaged 11.7 points and 8.1 rebounds during his sophomore campaign. Smith declared for the 2011 NBA Draft, but ended up not getting picked. He made the unusual move of signing with the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, ...
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