Basil Smotherman
Basil Smotherman


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Lawrence North

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 222



Purdue Upends No. 25 Iowa, 67-63

Rapheal Davis scores a game-high 24 points in victory.


Haas Leads Purdue Past Grambling State, 82-30

Isaac Haas led a balanced Purdue attack with 17 points


Getting to Know: Q-and-A With Basil Smotherman

Smotherman ready to tip the 2014-15 season off tonight.


Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.


Boilermakers Talk to Media to Preview Friday's Exhibition

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


Men's Basketball vs. North Florida

December 6, 2014


Men's Basketball vs. Missouri

NCAA Basketball: Maui Invitational-Purdue v Missouri (USATSI)


Purdue Men's Basketball vs Grambling State

Purdue Men's Basketball vs Grambling State


Men's Basketball vs. Samford

November 14, 2014


Men's Basketball vs. Cal (Pa)

Boilermakers men's basketball exhibition game vs. Cal (Pa) on November 2, 2014

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.

• 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.