Report: Former C's guard Charles Smith shot
October, 22, 2010
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com
Former Celtics guard Charles Smith, who spent a little more than a season in Boston from 1989-1991, was shot in his Bowie, Md. home Thursday afternoon, according to reports from News4 in Washington, D.C. More from the wires:
Tim Defrisco/Getty ImagesFormer Celtics guard Charles Smith dribbles up the court.
Smith was shot twice in the chest, according to the report. He was hospitalized and underwent surgery Thursday afternoon. He is listed in critical-but-stable condition.
According to the report, Prince George's County police are searching for a single gunman.
Smith was the Big East Player of the Year and a consensus All-American in 1989 as a guard for Georgetown from 1985 to 1989. During his career he averaged 18.7 points a game and led the Hoyas to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament in 1989.
Smith played for the 1988 U.S. Olympic basketball team that won a bronze medal and went on to play for the Boston Celtics as an undrafted free agent.
In 1992, Smith was convicted of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crime in the hit-and-run deaths of two Boston University students.
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