Joshua Smith (born December 5 1985 in Los Angeles,
California) plays guard and forward for the
National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks.
He was selected with the 17th pick by the Hawks in
the 2004 NBA Draft out of Oak Hill Academy in
Mouth of Wilson, Virginia|Mouth of Wilson,
Virginia. In his rookie season he was best known
for his high leaping ability when attempting slam
dunks. Smith won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest during
the 2005 National Basketball Association All-Star
Weekend|NBA All-Star Weekend. He did so whilst
wearing a Dominique Wilkins throwback jersey.
In his rookie season, he averaged 9.7 points, 6.2
rebounds and 1.95 blocks per game.