Malachi Smith is a well-known American college basketball player and his full name is Malachi Knight-Smith. Currently, he plays the Shooting guard position for the Gonzaga Bulldogs men’s basketball team (2022-23) of the WCC (West Coast Conference).
Malachi Smith was born on 6th December 1999 in Evansville, Indiana, which makes him 23 years old as of 2023. His biological father’s name is Courtney Smith and his parents separated when he was six years old. He was brought up by his mother only. Connie Smith, his mother worked in the United States Air Force for 12.5 years and then became an executive assistant for the footwear company called Caleres.
She also nurtured the other two siblings of Malachi – a sister, Kailyn, and a brother, Ezekiel Smith. His grandfather Larry Knight was also a sports player and was drafted by the Utah Jazz in 1979. Talking about Malachi Smith’s education, he graduated from Belleville High School-East in Belleville, Illinois. Later, he transferred and graduated from Belleville High School-West.
Malachi Smith Career/Stats
Malachi Smith began his career as a basketball player during his school days. At Belleville High School-East, he played as a junior and recorded 12.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.2 steals per game. At Belleville High School-West, he trained under coach Joe Muniz. As a senior, he averaged 15.5 points per game and allowed his team to win its first Class 4A state title. He was named a State Champion in 2018 Class 4A boys basketball. In November 2017, he committed to playing college basketball for Wright State Raiders men’s basketball team.
He played as a freshman in all 35 games. He averaged 5.4 points, 43.5% (FG%), and 2.9 rebounds in 15 minutes per game. Also, he earned “Horizon League All-Freshman Team” 2019 honors.
He transferred to play for Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball team, wore Redshirt, and sat out for one year due to transfer rules.
In his sophomore season, he played in all 25 games as a Guard. He averaged 16.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 35.8 minutes per game. He earned First Team All-Southern Conference (SoCon) honors from the league’s coaches, in his first year with the team. Also, Malachi was named the Southern Conference Player of the Year by both the league’s coaches and the media. He also received the Lou Henson Award (2022) for competing in NCAA Division I basketball.
He played in all 35 games with 34 games started. He averaged 19.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3 assists in 35 minutes per game.
Malachi Smith Biography
|Real Name||Malachi Knight-Smith|
|Birth Date||6 December 1999|
|Age (as of 2023)||23 Years|
|Birth Place||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 4” – in Centimeters – 193 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 95 kg – in Pounds – 210 lbs|
|Who is his girlfriend?||None|
If we take a look at his social media handles then almost all posts include photos of his workouts, practice sessions, and other personal things. Thus, we can say as of 2023, Malachi tries to keep his personal life private and enjoys his lifestyle away from public attention.
Malachi Smith is active on social media platforms. As of 20th March 2023, he has 8205 followers on his @maliworld13 verified Instagram account. He has 2786 followers on his @maliworld11 Twitter account.
Malachi Smith Net Worth
Malachi is still in college and needs to achieve so much in his life. His main aim is to see him playing under a big franchise in the professional scene and he will surely get but for that, he needs to prove himself first. We can assume that Malachi Smith has accumulated an estimated net worth of around $500K for quite sure because of his basketball career.