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Basil Smotherman
Basil Smotherman

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Lawrence North

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 222

Position:
Forward



11/20/2014

Haas Leads Purdue Past Grambling State, 82-30

Isaac Haas led a balanced Purdue attack with 17 points

11/14/2014

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

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

11/14/2014

Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.

11/06/2014

Boilermakers Talk to Media to Preview Friday's Exhibition

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

10/06/2014

Boilermakers Talk to Media After Monday's Practice

Monday's practice was third of 30 preseason practices.

11/25/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Missouri

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

11/20/2014

Purdue Men's Basketball vs Grambling State

Purdue Men's Basketball vs Grambling State

11/14/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Samford

November 14, 2014

11/02/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Cal (Pa)

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

10/03/2014

Purdue Basketball Practice (Oct. 3, 2014)

Purdue had its first basketball practice of the year on Friday, Oct. 3, 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.

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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