Smith: 'I think I'm ready'

Updated: June 1, 2004, 3:19 PM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
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    LOS ANGELES -- High school phenom J.R. Smith surprised a group of NBA scouts on Thursday when he showed up with several other SFX players and completed a workout for the Nuggets, Lakers, Clippers and Jazz.

    After the workout, Smith told Insider he had hired agents Arn Tellem and Bob Myers and would be forgoing his college eligibility to stay in the draft. Smith had committed to North Carolina before a string of impressive performances at several high school all-star games.

    Chad Ford

    ESPN Senior Writer