Men's Basketball



5  Shakir Smith
Shakir Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Tucson HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 160

Position:
Guard


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2011-12: Smith played in 15 games for the Pokes during the 2011-12 season. He averaged 0.5 points and 0.4 rebounds in four minutes of action per contest. He scored his first career points with a trey against Louisiana Tech on Nov. 27 and added two points against Idaho State on Jan. 9 and Washington State on March 19. Smith played a season-high 12 minutes against Western State on Nov. 12 and Maryland Eastern Shore on Nov. 26.

Before Wyoming: Smith enjoyed a standout prep career under coach Gary Lewis at Tucson High School and coach Etop Udo-Ema with the AAU Compton (Calif.) Magic. Smith helped the Badgers qualify for the state tournament his final two seasons. As a senior, he averaged more than 24 points, five assists and three steals per game. In the state tournament, Smith scored 32 points in a 68-60 loss to the No. 1 seed in the first round. For his efforts, Smith was named First-Team All-Southern Arizona as a junior and senior by the Arizona Daily Star, while earning All-Southern Player of the Year both seasons also. ESPN's Scouts Grade on Smith was 77 out of a possible 100 points.

Smith started his AAU career with the Tucson Heat, but joined Compton after scoring 42 points against them in a tournament this spring. He spent his summer with the Magic, a national powerhouse, playing in several events, including the adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas. Udo-Ema and Compton were the No. 1 ranked AAU team in the nation last season, and have a history of sending players to Division I institutions. Since playing for the Magic during the summer, Smith received interested from Texas Tech, California, Rhode Island and Nevada.

Smith also excelled on the football field, where he was a dual-threat quarterback. As a junior, he passed for 1,239 yards and added 563 on the ground to earn First-Team All-Southern Arizona honors. As a senior, he repeated first-team honors and was also named Second-Team All-State.

Personal: Smith was born on Oct. 25, 1992 in Emporia, Kan., to Bobbie Smith and Levette McEaddy. He is majoring in communications.

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