Stevin “Hedake” Smith was a promising basketball player in the early 1990s whose career took a backseat after the 1994 Arizona point-shaving scandal. Where is he now?
Stevin “Hedake” Smith is a known former basketball player from the 90s. He had a shining career and was indubitably the best point guard ever to go to college.
He had received several offers from various colleges but he committed to Arizona State University. He played at the college level from 1991 to 1994, with him finishing his college career as the all-time top scorer in ASU history.
He had his eyes set on NBA and he was one of the top picks. Many believed he would get picked in the first round itself. However, nothing of the sort happened.
None of the NBA teams picked him. So, what happened and where is he now?
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Who is Stevin “Hedake” Smith And Where Is He Now?
Stevin ‘Hedake’ Smith is the Vice President of the N.O.W Program currently, a mentoring program for young people.
He joined various basketball leagues overseas after he did not make it into NBA. On the night when he was supposed to get drafted in the NBA, the news of him shaving points spread like wildfire.
Although nothing was proved officially at the time, NBA had its suspicions and he was left out of the team. Stevin got into point-shaving to pay off some debts. He got paid $20,000 the first time he did it, which was enough to pay his debt.
Soon enough, he was hooked and continued to shave points. He bought fancy cars, jewelry, and clothes from the money he made. He was never out of cash when he was in college.
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However, when the scandal came out in the open, his career was destroyed.
In the new Netflix docuseries Hoop Schemes, he confessed he ruined his career for less cash than he would have probably made his first week in the NBA.
He was sentenced to one year in prison and three years of probation for committing sports bribery. Now, he mentors youth not to repeat the same mistake he did.
What Is Stevin Hedake Smith Net Worth 2021?
Stevin Hedake Smith has a net worth of $10 million, according to popularbio.com.
He joined basketball teams overseas after failing to make it into NBA. he played for the Spanish team Somontano Huesca in the 1994-95 season.
He also played for teams in Turkey and France. He signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks during the 1997 NBA season.
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Stevin Hedake Smith Wife & Family- Meet His Mother Eunice
Stevin Hedake Smith is married to a wife and has children. They are named Kayla, Chole, and Aerian.
Smith’s family included only his mother in his early years. His mother, Eunice Smith, solely raised him after his father walked out on them when he was relatively young.
Smith was very close to his mother while growing up as they only had each other. They lived in a three-bedroom house on Ella Street in South Dallas.
He is the only child of his mother, who never remarried.