TAMU Men's Basketball BIO
2 Shawn Smith
Played in 27 games and drew 17 starting assignments during his first season on the court for the Aggies … scored a total of 154 points for an average of 5.7 points per game … averaged 22.2 minutes per outing while contributing ¬3.2 rebounds per contest as well as 14 steals and five blocks … shot 32.7 percent from the floor during the season with a 66.7 percent mark at the free throw line … dished out 34 assists against 23 turnovers for a 1.5 assist-to-turnover ratio … drew the opening-night start against Buffalo (11/8) and contributed 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting … notched 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds vs. Prairie View A&M (11/19) … contributed a career-best 14 points during the win over South Carolina (1/15) ... sank a shot clock-beating 3-pointer with 5:51 remaining in the contest against the Gamecocks to give A&M a big emotional lift and kick-start a game-securing run … scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting against Mississippi State (2/5) ... also contributed three assists and a steal in the victory over the Bulldogs … started 10 straight games from Jan. 21 to Feb. 22, averaging 7.0 points per contest … missed the final six games of the season for personal reasons.
A graduate of Faith Baptist Christian School in Jacksonville, Fla., where he played for head coach Kenny Gillion ... rated as a three-start recruit by ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com ... named the #29 point guard by Rivals and the #38 shooting guard nationally by ESPN ... also recruited by Cincinnati, Missouri and UCF ... helped lead Faith Baptist to a state championship ... a first-team all-state performer, averaged 32 points per game after scoring a clip of 30 per game as a junior, 21 per game as a sophomore and 15 per contest during his freshman campaign ... led his 16 and under team (Heart & Hustle) to the Florida state championship in the summer of 2010, earning Player of the Year honors ... set a team record with 55 points while playing with Heart & Hustle ... two-time all-tournament pick at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions ... earned an invitation to the prestigious NBA Players Association Camp in the summer of 2011.
Shawn Smith is the son of Ronald and Shaundra Page ... born Dec. 17, 1992, in Chicago ... has a sister, Mikeya, and three brothers, Ahmad, Mike and Deanté ... majoring in ag leadership ... enjoys watching basketball and football in his spare time.