Aaron Nesmith is an American professional basketball player. He was selected with the 14th pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. He made his sophomore debut on November 6, 2019, scoring 25 points, including seven 3-pointers,
Aaron Nesmith Personal Life
Aaron Nesmith was born on 16 October 1999 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States to Benard Nesmith and Erine Nesmith. He has an elder brother named Eddie Nesmith.
Aaron Nesmith Career
In his first season at Vanderbilt, Nesmith stepped into the role after Darius Garland suffered a season-ending injury and Simisola Shittu was sidelined. He started most of his games and averaged 11 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, leading the Commodores in conference play. On February 18, 2019, Nesmith was named Southeastern Conference (SEC) Rookie of the Week after two career games. He scored a season-high 26 points against Florida and had a double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds against Auburn.
Nesmith made his sophomore debut on November 6, 2019, scoring 25 points, including seven 3-pointers, in a win over Southeast Missouri State. The following week, he scored a career-high 34 points on seven 3-pointers in an overtime loss to Richmond. Nesmith made four straight 3-pointers in just one minute and 39 seconds. On December 6, Nesmith was named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List. On December 21, he scored a career-high 34 points and hit seven 3-pointers in a win over UNC Wilmington. On January 4, 2020, Nesmith scored a career-best 29 points and made eight 3-pointers in his team’s overtime loss to SMU. On January 11, 2020, it was initially announced that Nesmith would miss the remainder of the season with a right foot injury sustained in the loss to Auburn. In 14 games, he averaged 23 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while shooting 52.2 percent from three-point range. Nesmith was the fifth-leading scorer in NCAA Division I and had the most points by a Vanderbilt player since Tom Hagan in the 1968–69 season. He was on pace to have one of the best three-point shooting seasons in college basketball history. However, after surgery on January 28, Nesmith indicated that he could return before the end of the season. Nesmith did not return and declared for the 2020 NBA Draft after the season ended.
Nesmith was selected with the 14th pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. On November 24, 2020, the Boston Celtics signed Nesmith to a four-year, $16.5 million rookie contract including team options in the third and fourth years. With fellow rookie teammate, Payton Pritchard, absorbing many of injured Kemba Walker’s minutes, it was difficult for Nesmith to crack the regular rotation for the first few months of the season. With injuries and Covid protocols plaguing the Celtics all season, extended absences from Marcus Smart, Kemba Walker, and other key players gave Nesmith enough opportunities to showcase not only his shooting capabilities but also his gritty hustle and winning attitude. By April 23, 2021, coach Brad Stevens had seen enough from the rookie to warrant consistent rotation playing time to which he hovered around 20 minutes per game for the rest of the regular season. On April 28, 2021, Nesmith put on a show with multiple careers–highs including 15 points, 9 rebounds, three steals, and three blocks in a winning effort against the Charlotte Hornets. He continued this momentum into the next two games where he eclipsed and then matched his then career–high with back-to-back 16-point performances.
He played for the Celtics in the 2021 NBA summer league. On February 15, 2022, Nesmith recorded his Celtic career–high with 18 points in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers. In his second season, Nesmith and the Celtics reached the 2022 NBA Finals and lost in 6 games to the Golden State Warriors.
On July 9, 2022, Nesmith was traded, alongside Daniel Theis, Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan, Nik Stauskas, and a 2023 first-round pick, to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Malcolm Brogdon. On November 19, Nesmith scored 19 points off the bench on 5–8 three-point shooting, while making two game-winning free throws with 9.6 seconds remaining, to defeat the Orlando Magic 114–113. On December 18, he became the Pacers starting small forward for the remainder of the season after posting new career highs with 23 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to the New York Knicks. On December 21, in a win over his former team, Nesmith recorded 15 points and six rebounds as a starter, defeating the Celtics 117–112. On December 29, Nesmith recorded 22 points on an efficient 7–10 shooting from the field in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On February 2, 2023, Nesmith posted a then career–high in scoring with 24 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and a block, on 9–12 shooting in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. On March 16, in a win over the Milwaukee Bucks, he recorded 22 points and 5 rebounds, on 8–11 shooting from the field, and a career–high 6–9 from three. The next game, on March 18 against the Philadelphia 76ers, Nesmith tallied a new career–high in scoring with 25 points and 6 rebounds, on 9–16 shooting from the field, and 4–9 from three.
Aaron Nesmith Relationship
As to rumors, he is dating Jordan Smith. Jordan, a native of Suwanee, Georgia, is the daughter of Orion Development Group partner Ralph Smith and Sharon Elementary School teacher Janet Young Smith. Both Aaron and Jordan are assistant professors at Vanderbilt University, enrolling in 2018. A shared interest in sports and sportsmanship brought them together. The couple reportedly started dating in 2020. Nesmith entered the NBA draft during his college years, while Jordan Smith graduated from Vanderbilt in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Aaron Nesmith’s Net Worth
Aaron has a net worth of around $4 million. He got an annual salary of $3,804,360 from the Indiana Pacers for the 2022/23 season. For the 2023/24 season, his salary is hiked to $5,634,257.
Aaron Nesmith Education
Aaron completed his schooling at Porter-Gaud School. Later, he joined Vanderbilt University where he studied from 2018 to 2020 and was later drafted into NBA.
Aaron Nesmith Rings
Nesmith is a young NBA player who has yet to compete in any competition. However, he was a two-time South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year in high school and was named first-team All-SEC as a sophomore at Vanderbilt University.
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Aaron Nesmith Physical Stats
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
Aaron Nesmith Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Aaron Joshua Nesmith|
|Date of Birth||16 October 1999|
|Birthplace||Charleston, South Carolina, United States|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
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