Terquavion Smith is going pro.

Smith shared that decision with ESPN’s Jonathan Givony on Tuesday afternoon. Smith is a potential 1st round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

Smith nearly turned pro after last season, but decided to return to Raleigh for one more year after getting feedback from NBA evaluators. It seems Smith believes he addressed many of their concerns.

“I showed a lot of different things this year,” Smith told Givony. “Teams wanted to see me be more of a point guard, making the right play, making the right decisions. They wanted to see me improve my finishing, and I increased that. I showed I can be a leader.”

Smith did have more ball handling responsibilities this season. He averaged a career-high 4.1 assists per game while also upping his scoring average to 17.9 points per contest.

Smith is a high-level athlete at 6-foot-4. He’s also considered to be a strong shooter, as he made 33.6% of his 3-point tries this year on a high-volume (8 attempts per game).

NC State’s other starting guard, Jarkel Joiner, is out of eligibility after this season. The Wolfpack will be looking for 2 new starting guards in 2023-24.