|About Marley Smith|
|Known As||Marley Nix Miller|
|Birth||March 14, 1997 Illinois|
|Spouse||Dru Smith (2021-present)|
|Parents||Missy Mitchell (Mother), Chris Miller (Father)|
|Owns||Sweat x Smith|
|Alumni||University of Evansville, Richland County High School|
Dru Smith joined the Brooklyn Nets franchise with a two-way contract in January 2023. Along with the young shooting guard, a new WAG joins the franchise family. Marley Smith has been Dru Smith’s wife since he joined the NBA. The erstwhile Marley Miller gets her fair share of credit for Smith’s improving game since he played college basketball at Evansville. She has an awe-worthy athletic background herself; it’s said she can run circles around her husband on the hardwood court. We reveal more about who she is in this Marley Smith wiki.
Marley Smith’s Family
Marley Nix Miller, born on March 14, 1997, hails from Olney, Illinois. She is the daughter of Missy Mitchell and Chris Miller.
Marley grew up alongside two brothers, Blake and Quinn. Quinn also plays football at his high school.
Their mother, Missy Mitchell, works in the local school district, but also has other ventures in fashion and mental health.
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Marley Smith’s Education and Career
Marley Miller attended Richland County High School, where she played basketball. The young athlete was having a spectacular senior year until it was sadly cut short by an injury.
Miller initially attended Vincennes University and played one season at the JUCO level. She transferred to the University of Evansville later.
After redshirting in the 2016-17 season due to an injury, Miller played in 29 games and started 21 games with the Purple Aces in the 2017-18 season. Majoring in elementary education, she graduated in 2019.
Soon after graduating, she worked at Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary from 2019 to 2021 in Columbia, Missouri. She later worked at the Sioux Falls School District in South Dakota from 2021 to 2022.
Since 2022, Marley Smith has been exploring an entrepreneurial venture, too. She launched Sweat x Smith, an online clothing store for athleisure fashion.
Marley Smith and Dru Smith’s Relationship
Evansville native Dru Smith played collegiate basketball at the University of Evansville. There he met fellow Purple Aces basketball player, Marley Miller, and they began dating.
The couple have always enjoyed playing basketball together and practicing together. Back in college, Miller was Smith’s go-to rebounder at practice.
Smith transferred to the University of Missouri, and Miller moved to Columbia after graduating from college to be with him. After their engagement in 2020, they married on June 12, 2021 in Evansville.
Smith went undrafted in the 2021 NBA draft. He signed with Miami Heat and joined Sioux Falls Skyforce as an affiliate player. His wife also moved to Sioux Falls with him, where she began working as well.
Now that Dru Smith has signed a two-way contract with the Brooklyn Nets, we’ll just have to see what’s next for the shooting guard and his wife. Meanwhile Marley is sharing pictures on social media from their time in Brooklyn.