Russ Smith is first preseason Associated Press All-America member since Pervis Ellison in 1986.
First player in NCAA Division I history with career totals of at least 2,000 points, 450 assists, 300 three-point goals and 200 steals. He completed his career with 2,183 points, 498 assists, 323 three pointers and 204 steals.
Only player in U of L history to lead the Cardinals in scoring and assists for three seasons.
First-team All-Conference USA selection twice and was runner-up as league Player of the Year as a senior.
No. 2 all-time scorer for the Cardinals. He had 109 career double figure scoring efforts, reaching that mark in 30 of 35 games as a senior.
Second in career three-point goals at U of L. Hit a three-pointer in 124 of 136 career games.
Started a school-record 136 consecutive games and is U of L's all-time leader in minutes played with 4,560
Helped U of L to a combined 95-41 four-year record (1993-97) and the Cardinals advanced to three NCAA Sweet 16 appearances.
Second round draft selection (52nd overall) of the Los Angeles Lakers and has played professionally over a dozen years abroad.