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Former NBA star JR Smith named North Carolina A&T's Academic Athlete of the Year with a 4.0 GPA


The former NBA sharpshooter was named Academic Athlete of the Year after earning a 4.0 G.P.A.

LeBron James Congratulates JR Smith for Winning NC A&T's Academic Athlete of the Year

In August, Smith enrolled at North Carolina A&T with the intention of joining the golf team. He committed to the University of North Carolina in 2004 but made the jump straight to the NBA from high school instead.


The former NBA player turned college student athlete was named North Carolina A&T's Academic Athlete of the Year on Monday (April 25).


In his first semester at North Carolina A&T, Smith finished with a 4.0 GPA.

His former Cavaliers and Lakers teammate took to Twitter to congratulate him.


Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James saluted former NBA teammate JR Smith after Smith was honored as North Carolina A&T State University's Academic Athlete of the Year.

“Let me know if you still want to play College Football, we still got time!!!!” JR Smith replied on Twitter.




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