Feb 19, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UNLV Runnin

Lakers Add UNLV's Roscoe Smith To Camp Roster

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The Los Angeles Lakers have added former UNLV forward Roscoe Smith to their training camp roster.

Yesterday the Lakers added Michigan State guard Keith Appling to their training camp roster, and today it’s another undrafted college star who represents a low-risk, potentially high reward.

Smith was on the Lakers summer league roster and played in all five of the Lakers games in Las Vegas. Smith averaged 5 points per game, while playing in just over 12 minutes per contest.

Smith is slender and 6’8, but is a rebounding and double-double machine. In his final year at UNLV, Smith averaged 11.1 points and 10.9 rebounds per contest, while only failing to register double digit rebounds in a dozen games during the course of the season. He had 16 double-doubles in his final year for the Runnin’ Rebels, which is why the Lakers are interested in bringing him in and stashing him in the D-League.

Both Appling and Smith likely will not make the Lakers final roster as they head into the NBA’s regular season; however, they should be able to develop nicely with the D-Fenders, should they choose that route.

 

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