The Dallas Mavericks’ first round draft pick, Dennis Smith Jr., posed for some cool pictures during his 2017 NBA Rookie photo shoot session.
Every year, the NBA gathers all of the incoming top rookies in the class for a first look and photo session of them in each of their new jerseys.
This year, Dallas had one of the top faces in the class with Dennis Smith Jr. out of N.C. State. Known for his elite athleticism and cooled manner, Smith Jr. debuted the new Nike jerseys for the Dallas Mavericks at the event on Friday.
Smith Jr. was also interviewed by the Daily News in New York where they talked to him about his weird pre-draft meeting with Phil Jackson, his impressive Summer League, and more. You can read about it here.
Although an official rookie class photo is always the staple of the event, each player breaks away for individual photo shoots. For Smith Jr., he spent time with photographers Jesse E. Garrabrant, Brian Babineau, and others who caught some pretty amazing photos.
Here are just a few of their shots from the photo shoot.
You can see more additional photos from the photo shoot from each of the individual photographer’s websites.
The hype is already big around Smith Jr. in Dallas and it only seems to be growing by the week.