Played out first season at Clemson last year … appeared in 19 games for the Tigers – averaging 7.2 minutes per contest … athletic wing who provides distance shooting off the bench … member of the 2017 signing class who enrolled early in January … redshirted the 2016-17 season, but went through practice with the Tigers in the spring semester and fully participated in workouts with strength & conditioning coach Mike Bewley … son of Audra Smith, former Clemson women’s basketball head coach and current South Carolina State women’s basketball head coach, and Anthony Oliver, both former Virginia players … Anthony was captain of the Cavaliers’ 1992 NIT Championship team, and posted 858 points and 113 steals in his career … Smith played on three Final Four teams at Virginia, and is in her fourth season at Clemson … uncle, Daryl, was an associate head women’s coach at Clemson as well.
Appeared in 19 games all coming off of the bench for Clemson … averaged 2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game … played in 7.2 minutes per contest … scored 40 points and grabbed 26 rebounds while posting six steals and five assists … finished 81.8 percent at the foul line on 11 attempts … shot 34.6 percent from behind the arc and 31.4 percent from the field.
BEST GAMES, 2017-18
Played a career-high 20 minutes in the season opener against Western Carolina, scoring five points and grabbing four rebounds … best shooting game came in the ACC Tournament against Boston College … finished 3-for-4 from the field, including a perfect 3-for-3 on 3-pointers for a career-best nine points off the bench … scored six points and grabbed six rebounds against Auburn in the second round of the NCAA Tournament … the six rebounds were a career-best.
Four-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout … first-team All-State at the AAA level at nearby Daniel High School in 2015-16, when he averaged 21.3 points per game … averaged 21.6 points per game as a junior in 2014-15 … standout on the AAU circuit in the summer of 2016, which included a stint with the U.S. Select Team at the adidas Eurocamp in Italy … averaged 12.7 points per game at Eurocamp … competed in adidas Nations in Los Angeles, averaging 10.8 points per game over five contests … shot 43 percent from three (12-28) in the event … averaged 11.4 points per game over seven contests at the adidas 17U Summer Championships … made 14 three-point goals … averaged 12.5 points per game over the Gauntlet Series in Spartanburg, S.C., including a 45-percent mark from long range … one of his AAU coaches in high school was Austin Reid, a former manager for the Tigers under Brad Brownell.