Sat out the 2012-13 season as a redshirt to develop under the new coaching staff.
Against No. 18/21 San Diego State (March 9), recorded his second straight double-digit scoring game, with a 12-point effort off the bench in the Rams' quarterfinal loss at the MW tournament...Against TCU (March 8), posted 13 points - 11 in the first half - and added one rebound, one assist and a steal in the Rams' victory in the quarterfinal round of the MW tournament, a quarterfinal victory over No. 5 seed TCU...Against No. 18/21 New Mexico (Feb. 21), tallied eight points and an assist before fouling out in the Rams' victory...At Boise State (Feb. 15), held to just two points and two rebounds in the Rams' loss...Against Air Force (Feb. 4), filled up the box score with eight points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in the Rams' victory...Against No. 13/12 San Diego State (Jan. 28), dished out a career-high-tying three assists and knocked down a thre-pointer in seven minutes of the Rams' bench...Against Boise State (Jan. 17), returned to the court after missing two games with a broken nose...Sat out vs. Denver (Jan. 11) and TCU (Jan. 14) with a broken nose...Against Jacksonville State (Dec. 29), was very efficient offensively for the Rams in the championship-game victory at the Bank of the West Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational, going 5-of-5 from the floor and 4-of-5 from the free-throw line to finish with 15 points...Also made an impact on the defensive end of the court, tying a career high with two blocks against the Gamecocks...At No. 7/5 Duke (Dec. 7), started for the first time in his career and finished with seven points, four rebounds and two assists....Pulled down a career-high three offensive rebounds, playing against a much larger Blue Devils' front line, and was successful at the free-throw line going 3-for-4 at the stripe...At UNI (Dec. 3), sparked the Rams' comeback bid by setting career highs in minutes (31), points (17), assists (3), field goals made (6), field goals attempted (8) and three-pointers made (2)...Versus Colorado (Nov. 30), grabbed a career-high six rebounds, and closed out the first half against the Buffaloes with a staggering steal and fast break dunk...Against UTSA (Nov. 21), was key in the Rams' win, hitting a three-pointer from the corner to give CSU its final lead of the night, 67-66, with just under seven minutes left in the contest...Finished with a career-best 16 points against the Roadrunners...Versus Southern Miss (Nov. 19), played a career-high 24 minutes and recorded a personal best with two blocked shots...At Stanford (Nov. 15) in the second round of the Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off, pulled down a careerhigh five rebounds.
Appeared in 20 games as a freshman, averaging 1.4 points and 0.8 rebounds, while providing a defensive spark off the bench...Tallied career highs in field goals (3), field-goal attempts (6), points (7) and steals (1), and tied career highs with two assists and one block at BYU (Feb. 23)...Saw first significant action in 10 games when put in to defend national player-of-the-year Jimmer Fredette vs. BYU (Jan. 22)...Was a defensive spark, throwing off BYU's hot shooting, and slowing Fredette's offense...Scored five points, including his second career three-pointer, which brought the crowd to its feet and the Rams to within six with 7:29 to play.
Led Ralston High School to 2009 Nebraska state championship...Lettered in basketball all four years...Also lettered in track (three times) and football (once)...Earned all-city and all-state honors three times...Named captain of conference during senior season...Named Male Athlete of the Year at Ralston... Scored a team-best 14.8 points a contest as a senior, also averaging 6.8 rebounds... As a junior, averaged 13 points, six rebounds and two steals...Competed on Nebraska Bison club team...Played with and against current teammates Jesse Carr, Wes Eikmeier and Greg Smith.
Born April 7, 1992, in Omaha, Neb. ...Son of Rosemary Smith and the late Gregory Smith...His father played basketball at Bellevue College...His younger brother, Dwight, is a junior for the Rams...Majoring in communications studies at Colorado State.
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