Sparkplug off the bench in many outings who set a school record for steals in a single season.
Ranked third in the BIG EAST and 19th nationally in steals (2.2 per game). His 87 steals set a new Louisville single-season record, one more than the previous record. Louisville was 18-5 last season when Smith had more than one steal in a game.
Led the Cardinals with 19 points off the bench against Florida in the NCAA West Region Championship, adding five rebounds and two assists.
Had 17 points and 3 steals vs. New Mexico in the NCAA Third Round.
Had 10 games last season with at least four assists.
Scored a career-high 30 points at Kentucky, nearly half of UofL's point total.
Scored 24 points vs. Memphis. He also gathered seven steals, tying for the fourth most ever by a UofL player. He was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week for his efforts (Dec. 12-18).
MVP of the 10th annual Billy Minardi Classic after scoring 23 points vs. Western Kentucky, 16 in the second half.
Scored 20 points at Marquette, the fifth time in 11 games he had scored 20 or more points. He added six assists and four steals.
Had at least one steal in all but seven games as a sophomore, including 22 with at least two. He has 100 steals in 918 career minutes, equating to an average of 4.36 per 40 minutes on the floor. He has a steal in 43 of 56 career games.
On a return to his hometown of New York, he totaled 17 points, four steals and a career-high seven assists against St. John's.
Averaged 18 points in a pair of exhibition victories during the Cards' summer trip to the Bahamas, including 18 in the first half of one game on his way to a 22-point performance.
UofL will face his former South Kent Prep teammate JJ Moore, a junior forward at Pittsburgh, this season.
Nicknamed "Russdiculous" by Coach Rick Pitino, who also named a thoroughbred race horse by that name.
A group of injuries limited his playing time as a freshman (broken foot, concussion, strained foot, sore knee), seeing action in 17 games.
Had seven steals in his last 38 minutes of floor time and at least one theft in seven of his last 10 games, despite not playing more than nine minutes in any of those contests.
His three-pointer, steal, two rebounds and defense helped provide a spark in the Cardinals' comeback victory over West Virginia.
Scored a season-high nine points and added two assists and two steals at Western Kentucky.
Missed two games against Providence and West Virginia after suffering a concussion in practice on Feb. 28.
Suffered a fracture in his right foot on Sept. 25 and missed about eight weeks, playing in his first game on Dec. 1 against FIU.
Wore number 24 as a freshman.
Played a year of prep school basketball at South Kent (Conn.) School, averaging 19.7 points and 3.9 assists in helping South Kent (Conn.) School to a 20-12 record.
Averaged 29.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists for Coach Jack Curran as a senior in 2008-09 at Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, N.Y. as the Stanners posted a 15-9 record.
Led the New York City Catholic league (CHSAA) in scoring two years, averaging 24.5 points a game as a junior.
Top scoring effort in high school was 47 points as a senior against both St. Francis Prep and Christ the King, the latter coming in an 87-85 loss in the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan semifinals.
Named to the 2009 New York State Sportswriters Association all-state team. He also earned first-team all-CHSAA "AA" honors and New York Daily News All-Queens first team status as a senior.
Scored 27 points in the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game at Madision Square Garden on April 18, helping the City team beat the Suburban team 129-120 to earn co-MVP honors.
Also considered Houston, LaSalle, Baylor and Arizona before signing with the Cardinals.
Born April 19, 1991 ... Son of Paulette Oneal and Russell Smith ... Has three younger siblings (Savannah, April and Reece) ... Major is communication.
Personal goal at UofL is "to break the UofL steal record again and win a championship."
Enjoys watching movies, playing video games and attending parties in his spare time.
Chose to attend UofL because of the "city, coaches, staff, playing in the BIG EAST and the great fan support."
Best basketball advice given to him was to work harder every day.
Best moment of his career to date was reaching the Final Four and winning a BIG EAST Championship.
Few people know that he loves to sleep.
Most proud of being in school.
His parents have had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
Feels Dave Chappelle would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
Feels he could fare well on any reality show because "I'm funny, smart and a good singer."
If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his music playing.
What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: his success as a coach and with his players. "He's Rickdiculous!"
Best thing about being a Cardinal was wearing the InfraRed uniforms during UofL's tournament run last season.
Basketball Player: Tracy McGrady, Kevin Durant
NBA Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets
Movies: Pirates of the Carribean series, Harry Potter movies, Inception, karate movies
TV Shows: Law and Order, Chappelle Show
Comedian: Dave Chappelle
Book: Lord of the Flies
Musical Group/Singer: Jay-Z, 50 cent, Killa Time, Lil B
Midnight Snack: cookies
Vacation spot: Bahamas
Best Player Ever Faced: New York guards from the 2008 class