Basil Smotherman
Basil  Smotherman


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Lawrence North

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 222



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Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska

February 15, 2015


Purdue Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State

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Men's Basketball vs. IU

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Men's Basketball vs. North Florida

December 6, 2014


Men's Basketball vs. Missouri

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

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.