Nebraska transfer sat out last season following his transfer from Nebraska ... originally considered Duquesne prior to committing to the Cornhuskers prior to the 2014-15 season ... 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 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 ... was the team's fourth-leading scorer ... shot 45 percent from the field, including 33 percent from the 3-point arc ... showed steady improvement, averaging 5.3 ppg. on 48 percent shooting in Nebraska's last nine games ... had a 1.8-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio over that span ... averaged 7.3 points and shot .643 (9-of-14) in consecutive late-February starts at Maryland, vs. Iowa and at Ohio State ... 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 ... added five points, six rebounds and a pair of blocked shots in a 53-43 win over Illinois ... had six points and six boards in a loss at Minnesota ... 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) ... had at least one assist in each of his first four appearances, including a season-high three assists in 15 minutes of an overtime loss at Rhode Island ... saw his playing time expand at the Diamond Head Classic, where he averaged 6.0 points per game in three games ... scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting at host Hawaii and added seven points and a pair of steals in a win over Ohio two days later ... 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 ... scored a season-high 23 points twice ... had 12 points, six rebounds and eight assists in a win over eventual state champion Roselle Catholic ... averaged just over seven points per game as a junior while sharing playing time with Hallice Cooke (Nevada) and Josh Brown (Temple) at guard for the 28-2 Friars ... was the only sophomore on the varsity team in 2011-12, when the 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), Jared Nickens (Maryland), Wade Baldwin IV (Vanderbilt) 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 ... was also a member of the National Honor Society ... supply chain manager major ... full name is Tarin Antonio Smith ... 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
High Games Entering 2016-17
Points - 13 at Ohio State (Fr.)
Rebounds - 7 at Michigan (Fr.)
Assists - 3 at Rhode Island (Fr.)
Steals - 2 (4 times) vs. Iowa (Fr.) last
Blocks - 2, vs. Illinois (Fr.)
3-Pointers - 3, at Ohio State (Fr.)
Minutes - 30 at Michigan (Fr.)
Double-Digit Scoring Games - 1 (1 as a freshman at Nebraska)