The Cardinals advance to the Elite Eight for the fourth time under Head Coach Rick Pitino.
Double-figure scorer in 16 games as a junior. He started 20 of the last 26 games. He and Peyton Siva were the only Cardinals to play in all 35 games.
Ranked ninth in the BIG EAST in 3-point percentage (.404). He was third on the team in assists (2.5).
Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against Marquette in the BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinals, adding five points, four assists and three steals.
Totaled a career-high 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals at Providence.
Second on the team in rebounding in BIG EAST games (4.7). He grabbed at least five rebounds in 19 games, including 12 league contests.
Led the Cards with 15 points vs. West Virginia in the KFC Yum! Center and added six rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Scored 18 points at Villanova, adding four rebounds and two assists (3-of-6 3-pointers).
Totaled 17 points, six rebounds and four assists against Morehead State in the second round of the NCAA.
Produced 15 points, four assists, a team-high six boards and made 6-of-8 shots from the field against Kentucky.
Against Morgan State, he totaled 10 points, four rebounds and a career-high six assists.
Scored 18 points at Western Kentucky while matching a team-high with six rebounds. He hit 8-of-12 shots in the game, including 2-of-3 three-pointers.
Named the Most Valuable Player of the Billy Minardi Classic against UNLV when he totaled 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocked shots while hitting 6-of-9 shots from the field.
Scored 11 points and handed out five assists against Chattanooga off the bench, hitting 3-of-5 three-pointers.
His brother J.R. plays for the Denver Nuggets. His father Earl played for Monmouth.
At Manhattan College:
Walk-on transfer who played two years at Manhattan College, starting 41 of his 50 games there. He sat out last year and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Averaged 13.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots as a sophomore in helping Manhattan post a 16-14 overall record and fourth place MAAC finish. He led the Jaspers in rebounding and was second in scoring, ranking among the top 15 in the MAAC in both categories.
Scored in double digits in 20 games as a sophomore.
Poured in a career high 35 points against Princeton (12-14-08).
Grabbed a career high 13 rebounds and scored 12 points at William & Mary as a sophomore (2-21-09).
Named to the 2009 All-Metropolitan Division I Men's Basketball Third Team by the MET Basketball Writer's Association.
Averaged 9.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists as a freshman at Manhattan, reaching double figures in 10 games. He started 15 of his 21 games.
Scoring high as a freshman was 22 points at Rider (1/24/08). He was the third leading scorer on the team.
Averaged 18.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.8 steals for Coach Danny Hurley in his final prep season at St. Benedict's Prep.
Honored on the first team All-Freelance League team as a senior.
Prior to playing at St. Benedict's, he played at Lakewood High School for three years, scoring over 1,300 career points.
Also lettered two years in football at Lakewood as a wide receiver and kicker.
Born Oct. 13, 1987 ... Son of Earl and Ida Smith ... Has an older sister (Stephanie) and an older (J.R.) and younger (Dimitrius) brother ... Major is justice administration.
Personal goal at U of L is to earn a degree in justice administration.
Enjoys playing golf, baseball and football, spending time with his family, and watching movies in his spare time.
Chose to attend U of L "to play for the best coach in country."
Best basketball advice given to him was to "bring your game, not your name."
Most proud of "my family for all the bumps we've been through and continued to stay strong."
His parents have had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
Feels Chance from the show "Real Chance of Love" would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Michael Jordan and Penny Hardaway.
Wanted to wear No. 5 because he and his brother decided to switch last year.
If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is "I have a lot of shoes."
What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: "how straightforward he is and he's the greatest at what he does in developing the skills of players."
Would most like to meet Barack Obama.
Basketball Player: J.R. Smith, Baron Davis
NBA Team: Whatever team his brother plays with
Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Chris Johnson
Movies: Forgetting Sara Marshall, Love n Basketball, Slumdog Millionaire
TV Shows: Martin, Jamie Foxx and most Disney shows
Book: Kite Runner
Actor: Denzel Washington
TV Sports Personality: Charles Barkley
Musical Group/Singer: Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne, Drake, Young Jeezy