| Harrison Smith
|Height / Weight:|
6-2 / 195
Returns for his third season in the backcourt rotation ... dropped 20 pounds during the offseason strength and conditioning program ... has played in 20 games (all off the bench) during his first two seasons in Austin.
As a Sophomore in 2007-08
Played in 12 games (all off the bench) ... scored a career-high five points (2-of-4 FG) with two rebounds and matched his career high with two steals in a season-high 12 minutes against Arkansas-Monticello (Nov. 18) ... matched his career high with three rebounds against Texas Southern (Nov. 28) ... made his first career three-pointer at Texas Tech (Jan. 30) ... converted a traditional three-point play against No. 10 Stanford (Mar. 28) in the NCAA "Sweet 16" ... one of 12 team members to earn a spot on the Spring 2008 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA).
As a Freshman in 2006-07
Saw action in eight games (all off the bench) ... opened the season with a season-high four points (2-of-3 FG) and two steals to go along with two rebounds in a season-high 12 minutes against Alcorn State (Nov. 9) ... collected his career high in rebounds with three in six minutes against Texas Southern (Nov. 28) ... recorded two steals and one rebound in two minutes against Texas Tech (Feb. 20).
Jones High School in Houston, Texas (head coach Barrie Jones) ... ranked as the No. 96 prospect nationally by Rivals.com following his senior season ... Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Class 4A all-state choice in his senior season ... named third-team All-Greater Houston by the Houston Chronicle as a senior ... MVP of District 21-4A ... averaged 30 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals per game while leading Jones to a district title and the second round of the Class 4A state tournament in his senior season ... scored 37 points in the second-round loss to Angleton High School ... averaged 23 points and seven rebounds per game while earning first-team All-District 21-4A honors as a junior ... started alongside current UT guard Daniel Gibson on Jones' Class 4A state championship team during his sophomore season ... Jones posted a 31-5 mark and claimed the school's first state championship since 1965.
Full name is Harrison Smith ... son of Doug and Rebecca Smith ... father, Doug, played football (defensive tackle) at Auburn University (1982-83) and for the Houston Oilers for eight seasons (1985-92) ... mother, the former Becky Jackson, was an All-American in basketball at Auburn (1981-84) who is still the school's career leader in points (2,068) and rebounds (1,118) ... born Nov. 4, 1987 in Houston, Texas.
Off the Court with Harrison Smith
Favorite food: Red beans and rice
Favorite musician: Lil' Wayne and Young Jeezy
Favorite Austin eatery and what you eat there: Hoover's (the barbeque ribs)
Favorite TV show: SportsCenter
One TV show I can't believe that I watch: Law and Order SVU
Favorite TV announcer: Dick Vitale
My pre-game ritual includes: Get a haircut and talk to my mom and brother
What's the one thing you own that you couldn't go a week without and why? My cell phone because that is my only way of communication
I chose my jersey number because: It was the number I wore throughout my high school career.
Describe your basketball game in three words: Calm, quick, intense
What got you started playing basketball: Watching my mother play basketball when I was growing up
In your dream 2-on-2 matchup, whom would you pick as a teammate and who would you play against? I would team up with Kobe Bryant and we would take on Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
What's been your best memory so far on the basketball court? Winning the state championship during my sophomore year
Best advice I've ever received: Don't ever show your weakness, because they will use it against you (from my brother, Doug)
What goes through your mind while you're defending an opposing player on the court? Make him do what I want him to do