Enters his third season with the Spartans ... Possesses excellent quickness ... Plays a tough brand of defense ... Will contend for back-up point guard duty ... Competitive player with good work habits.
1999-2000: Earned his second letter appearing in 27 games as a reserve ... Saw action in 12 Big Ten contests ... Played a season-high 19 minutes against Mississippi Valley State (12/28), recording a career-high five assists while grabbing two rebounds ... Scored three points each against Toledo (11/22) and Northwestern (1/27) ... Tallied four assists against Michigan (3/4) and three each against Howard (12/3) and Minnesota (3/2) ... Played 13 minutes against Howard (12/3), recording two points, three assists and two rebounds ... Also saw double-figure minutes with 12 against Minnesota (3/2).
1998-99: Earned his first MSU letter after sitting out the previous campaign following his transfer from Coastal Carolina ... Appeared in 21 games ... Saw action in seven Big Ten contests ... Turned in a four-minute stint against Mount St. Maryís (3/12) in the NCAA Tournament ... Scored a season-best two points vs. Purdue (2/16) ... Posted two-assist outings in the season opener vs. Northeast Louisiana (11/13) and against Illinois-Chicago (12/13) ... Registered two steals in three minutes at East Tennessee State (12/10) ... One assist and one rebound vs. both Central Florida (11/27) and Western Michigan (11/28) in the Coca Cola Spartan Classic.
AT COASTAL CAROLINA: Appeared in 26 games for Coastal Carolina during the 1996-97 season and averaged 13.7 minutes per contest ... Scored in 16 games ... Registered four-assist games vs. Central Florida and Charleston Southern ... Longest playing stint was a 32-minute performance against Tennessee-Chattanooga ... Scored a career-high five points vs. Maryland-Baltimore County ... Picked up assists in 15 outings ... Played 15 or more minutes in 15 games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Pittsford Sutherland High School (Rochester, NY) and averaged 18 points, 6.0 assists and 5.0 steals per game his senior season ... Was selected as his teamís Best Defensive Player Award winner in í95-96 ... Named first-team All-North League his senior year ... Prior to attending Pittsford Sutherland, he prepped at Baker High School in Syracuse.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 4, 1978 ... Son of Ralph and Vivian Smith ... Majoring in microbiology ... Aspires to become a dentist.
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