NBA analysts were not fans of the Suns selecting Smith.
Smith averaged 13.5 points and 8.6 rebounds during his two-year stint with Maryland basketball.
The Terps' all-American is projected to be a first-round pick.
Smith earned first-team all-Big Ten honors after averaging 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds this season.
Smith is the first Terps player to make an AP All-American team since Greivis Vasquez in 2010.
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Jalen Smith is a projected first-round draft pick in most mock drafts.
“Pizza and Chick-fil-A every day, that ain’t going to cut it,” Serrel Smith said.
“Now I’m just excited. I’m going to get a chance to play with no pain again.”
“We’ve all got a common goal in winning a national championship.”