The Houston Rockets opened their preseason on Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs, giving fans their first look at highly touted rookie Jabari Smith Jr. since summer league.
Smith delivered an impressive performance to lead Houston to a 134-96 victory.
The 19-year-old finished with 21 points, eight rebounds and two assists, displaying the talent that was expected of him when the Rockets drafted him No. 3 overall.
The Auburn product was efficient in 24 minutes, shooting 8-of-15 from the field and 5-of-8 from three-point range.
He also showed off the two-way effort that had scouts projecting him to be a difference-maker on both offense and defense.
Fans and pundits on social media couldn't help but to praise Smith for his performance on Sunday, with many believing he lived up to the hype.