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Zach Smith
Zach  Smith

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

High School:
East HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 215

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/05/1996

Experience:
1L


CANADIAN TOUR (AUGUST 2015)
Smith picked up 6.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game as a starter in all four games on the Canadian Tour ... Tallied eight points, three rebounds and two assists versus Laval University (Aug. 17) ... Secured six points, five rebounds and four assists against Ottawa University (Aug. 20).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)
Smith collected 6.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.4 assists per game ... Started in 30 of his 31 appearances ... Recorded at least five rebounds in 16 of 31 games ... His 1.5 blocks ranked fifth on the Big 12 leaderboard, while his 45 total blocks finished seventh on Texas Tech's single-season list ... The blocks per game average was second among freshmen in school history behind only Will Flemons during the 1989-90 season ... One of three freshmen to start versus Loyola Maryland (Nov. 14) in the season opener ... Marked the first time in program history that the Red Raiders started three freshmen in their first game of the season ... Secured five rebounds and four blocks during the opener ... Racked up a season-high 13 points on 5-of-9 from the floor and hauled in seven rebounds at LSU (Nov. 18) ... Collected eight points and eight rebounds against Air Force (Nov. 30) ... Posted nine points fueled by a 7-for-10 effort at the free throw line versus Prairie View A&M (Dec. 14) ... Registered a season's best nine rebounds against South Carolina State (Dec. 17) ... Notched nine points, three assists and three blocks versus North Texas (Dec. 29) ... Four of his five 10-plus point performances came against Big 12 opponents ... Turned in a solid all-around effort with a season-high tying nine rebounds coupled with six points and a season's best five blocks at Kansas State (Jan. 14) ... Boosted his scoring average to 8.9 points per game and shot 65.5 percent from the field over his final 10 outings (Feb. 4-March 11) ... Sank all four of his field goal attempts en route to 10 points against No. 8 Kansas (Feb. 10) ... Added nine points, six rebounds and dished out a season-high five assists versus No. 17 Oklahoma (Feb. 21) ... Provided 10 points apiece against No. 20 Baylor (Feb. 17), at TCU (Feb. 25) and at No. 14 Baylor (March 6) during the regular season finale.

PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH
Smith is a three-year letterwinner for Jeff Clarkson at Plano East Senior High School ... Named the 2013-14 District 10-5A Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-District, as well as First Team All-State and First Team All-Region II-5A ... Averaged 15.6 points, 12.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists as a senior at Plano East ... Selected to play in the 2014 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game ... Plano East finished the season 17-9 and No. 21 in Texas Class 5A ... As a junior, averaged 5.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game on a team that had four NCAA Division I signees in the 2013 recruiting class ... Earned honorable mention All-District 10-5A honors as a junior ... Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 25 player in the state of Texas by TexasHoops.com ... Chose Texas Tech over Marquette, Nebraska, Kansas State, TCU, UTEP and Washington State ... Played AAU for Dallas Pro Skills 17U.

PERSONAL
Son of Reggie Smith and Linda Werner-Smith ... Born on January 5, 1996 in Dallas, Texas ... Both parents played sports at the college level ... Father led No. 14 seed UALR to the 1985 NCAA Sweet 16 in basketball after upsetting Notre Dame ... Mother lettered in both basketball and volleyball at UALR ... Majoring in Sport Management ... Signed his National Letter of Intent on Nov. 13, 2013.


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