Thursday, October 21, 2010
Updated: October 22, 1:25 PM ET
Report: Ex-Celtic Charles Smith shot
ESPN.com news services
Charles Smith, who played for the former Boston Celtics after attending Georgetown in the late 1980s, was shot inside his Bowie, Md., home Thursday afternoon, according to reports from News4 in Washington, D.C.
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.