The quiet and classy leader of the team, Smith is starting his sixth consecutive season in the yellow and blue. A courteous player and person, Smith is endowed with an incredible understanding of the game, he is a winner with excellent shooting skills from mid-range and from downtown, as well as an outstanding rebounder and defensive player.
Smith came to Maccabi in the summer of 2011, after being chosen two years running to the All-Eurocup First Team (with Greek club Panellinios and with Benetton Treviso of Italy). He was impressive even in his first season, and excelled in the amazing quarterfinal series against Panathinaikos, in which he contributed an average of 13.2 points and 8 rebounds. The following season he averaged 11.5 points per game and was chosen the Euroleague MVP for the month of March 2013. During the 2014 season, Smith was one of the cornerstones in Maccabi’s fantastic run up to the claiming of the Euroleague title, with 9.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. He was one of the standouts in the Final against Real Madrid with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Last season (2015) Smith posted the best numbers of his career so far – 15 points and 6.1 rebounds in the Euroleague - in which he led Maccabi in minutes, points, rebounds, and index. Devin was selected that season to the All-Israeli League First Team, and to the All-Euroleague Second Team; he also passed the 1,000 career point mark in both the Euroleague and the Israeli League.
Smith is the only player in Maccabi Tel Aviv’s history to win the Euroleague MVP of the month twice, in March 2013 and December 2014. He has also been named MVP of the Israeli Cup Final twice (2013 and 2015). As of today, Smith has won with Maccabi 4 Israeli Cups, 2 Israeli Championships, 1 Adriatic League Championship, and 1 Euroleague Championship.
The most seasons played with Maccabi Tel Aviv by a foreign player currently stands at 6, and belongs to both Nikola Vujcic and the late Kevin Magee. If Devin completes the contract he signed with Maccabi (for 3 seasons), he will break that record with a total of 7 seasons in the yellow and blue.