Dukes head to Lexington for first game against an SEC foe in 19 seasons
Duquesne at Rhode Island, 01-27-2018.
@DuqMBB A-10 Championship First Round
@DuqMBB vs. Saint Joseph's
FOR 70 - #DuqMBB 52
GW 77 - @DuqMBB 70
Pronunciation: TARE-inNebraska transfer started all 32 games for the Dukes as a sophomore. Was rated as a 3-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com out of high school. Played for Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley at St. Anthony High School.
As a Sophomore at Duquesne (2016-17)
• Was one of three players to start all 32 games.
• Averaged 8.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and a team-high 3.1 assists per game.
• Led team in assists (99) and steals (34).
• Scored in double digits 14 times and totaled 20 or more twice.
• Went 8-of-11 in scoring a career-high 23 points vs. Saint Francis U. Followed that with 18 points and five assists vs. Canisius.
• Scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half of the win over Jackson State. Added six assists and seven rebounds in 36 turnover-free minutes vs. the Tigers.
• Scored in double digits four times in conference play, with a high of 14 vs. Saint Louis. Added a career-high eight assists against the Billikens.
• Had 12 points, a career-high eight rebounds and seven assists at Richmond.
• Scored 14 points vs. Saint Louis in the A-10 Championship. It was his highest point total since Jan. 11.
As a Freshman at Nebraska (2014-15)
•Was one of four players to see action in all 31 games.
• Averaged 4.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 17.6 minutes per game. Shot 45 percent from the field, including 33 percent from the 3-point arc as the Huskers’ fourth-leading scorer.
• Tied or set season highs in points three times during Big Ten play, including a career-high 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting at Ohio State. Went 3-of-3 from the arc and added a pair of assists in 27 minutes against the Buckeyes.
• Had eight points and a pair of steals in helping the Huskers nearly erase a 20-point second-half deficit at Penn State.
• Grabbed seven rebounds in a season-high 30 minutes at Michigan.
• Began his college career with six points in 16 minutes against Northern Kentucky.
• Did not commit a turnover until his fifth college game (a span of 63 season-opening minutes).
• Earned a spot on the NU Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall. Was also named to the 2014-15 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team which requires a Husker in good academic standing to complete a minimum of six community service/leadership projects in the academic calendar year.
• St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J. (head coach Bob Hurley).
• Was a two-year starter for one of the most heralded high school basketball programs in the country.
• Helped lead the Friars to a 53-7 record, two sectional titles and state runner-up finishes in 2013 & 2014.
• Averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game for 25-5 St. Anthony’s on his way to earning AP first team all-state honors as a senior.
• Scored in double figures in all but two games as a senior.
• Averaged just over seven points per game as a junior while sharing playing time with Hallice Cooke (Iowa State/Nevada) and Josh Brown (Temple) at guard for the 28-2 Friars.
• Was the only sophomore on the varsity team in 2011-12, when St. Anthony went 32-0, ranked first nationally and won the Tournament of Champions title as the best team in the state.
• Played AAU ball for northern New Jersey-based Sports University. Was one of five players from Sports U to sign with power-conference teams along with Karl-Anthony Towns (Kentucky/Minnesota Timberwolves), Jared Nickens (Maryland), Wade Baldwin IV (Vanderbilt/Memphis Grizzlies) and Quadri Moore (Cincinnati).
• Strongly considered Providence and Ole Miss - along with Duquesne - prior to signing with Nebraska.
• Was valedictorian of his class at St. Anthony, where he was also a member of the National Honor Society.
• Sports marketing major. Date of birth: 12/6/95.
Smith Stats at Nebraska
YEAR G/GS MIN/AVG FG-AT PCT 3M-AT PCT FT-AT PCT O/D REB PF-DQ A TO BK S PTS-AVG 2015* 31/3 545/17.6 53-119 .445 10-30 .333 23-38 .605 11/38 49-1.6 39-1 22 24 9 18 139-4.5 * - at Nebraska
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