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Basil Smotherman
Basil Smotherman

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Lawrence North

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 222

Position:
Forward



07/07/2014

Boilermakers Talk to Media Following Monday Workouts

Painter, Davis, Scott and Smotherman all talk to media.

02/23/2014

Nebraska 76, Purdue 57

Postgame Notes

02/20/2014

[13 | 14] Michigan State 94, Purdue 79

Postgame Notes

12/22/2013

Purdue 73, West Virginia 70

Postgame Notes

12/22/2013

Purdue Outlasts West Virginia, 73-70

Purdue's Terone Johnson scored 20 points.

02/26/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Michigan -- 2/26/14

Men's Basketball vs. Michigan -- 2/26/14

02/15/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Indiana -- 2/15/14

Men's Basketball vs. Indiana -- 2/15/14

02/05/2014

Purdue vs. Minnesota - USATSI

Purdue vs. Minnesota - USATSI

02/02/2014

Purdue vs. Penn State

Purdue falls to Penn State, 79-68

01/18/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Penn State - 1/18/14

Purdue vs. Penn State

2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics

As a Freshman (2013-14)
• Smotherman had a strong freshman campaign, appearing in all 32 games with 16 starts and averaging 5.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game while shooting 58.0 percent from the field (65-of-112).
• Known for his electrifying dunks, his dunk against Rider was selected to the Sportscenter Top 10 Play of the Day (No. 10).
• His 58.0 percent field goal shooting was the third-best percentage by a freshman in school history.
• Recorded first career double-double with a 12-point, 10-rebound effort against Penn State (Jan. 18).
• Shot 66.7 percent (24-of-36) from the field in non-conference action and 59.3 percent (16-of-27) against nationally-ranked teams (9 games).
• Shot a sizzling 70.7 percent (41-of-58) from the field in the second half of games.
• Averaged 6.7 points in the first 18 games of the season, but just 2.8 points in the final 14 games of the season.
• Scored four points in a minute-span in a big comeback win over Siena in the Old Spice Classic. His first basket gave Purdue its first lead of the day with just over a minute to play and his dunk with 27 seconds sealed the victory.

High School
• A four-star recruit, Smotherman ranked as the No. 112 overall prospect by Rivals.com and the fourth-best prospect in the state of Indiana by ESPN.com.
• Averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists en route to being named to the Indiana All-Star Team, leading Lawrence North High School to a 16-6 record, the program's best record in four years.
• Spent his first two seasons at Heritage Christian High School, where he averaged 12.5 points per game as a freshman and 13.8 points per game as a sophomore.
• Coached by his father, Basil Smotherman, Sr., at Heritage Christian and then by Jack Keefer at Lawrence North.

Personal
• Full name is Basil Ahmed Smotherman.
• Majoring in organizational and leadership supervision.
• Born on Dec. 27, 1994.
• Son of Basil and Larita Smotherman.
• Has a sister, Annie.

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