Basil Smotherman
Basil  Smotherman


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Lawrence North

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 230



No. 17 Purdue Thrashes ASU 97-64

Six players record double-digit points


Edwards Shines in Purdue Scrimmage

Freshman guard leads all scorers with 28 points


Black Wins Intrasquad Scrimmage

Vincent Edwards leads Boilermakers with 19 points


Gold Tops Black 81-80 on Fan Day

Edwards, Swanigan combine for 47 points, 23 rebounds and nine assists


Black Tops Gold in First Scrimmage

Swanigan records double-double (23 p, 12 r) in first scrimmage


Purdue 82, Western Washington 50

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Western Illinois.


Purdue 77, Cleveland State 53

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Cleveland State.


MBB / Purdue vs. VIllanova (11-14-16)

Purdue vs. Villanova Photo Gallery (11-14-16)


Purdue vs. Villanova

Nov. 14, 2016


MBB Scrimmage (10/24/15)

MBB Scrimmage (10/24/15)

• Shooting 99-of-162 (.611) from the inside the 3-point line, the fourth-highest 2-point percentage in school history (min. 100 attempts).

AS A JUNIOR / 2015-16
• Sat out the season as a redshirt; will have two years of eligibility remaining, starting in 2016-17.

AS A SOPHOMORE / 2014-15
Game-by-Game Statistics / Photos
• Smotherman had some big moments as a sophomore, appearing in all 34 games with starts against Minnesota (Feb. 7) and in three straight games against Rutgers, Ohio State and Michigan State (Feb. 26 - March 4).
• Smotherman averaged 2.7 PPG, 1.8 RPG and 0.9 APG in 12.9 minutes per game. Also posted an assist-to-turnover ratio of 31-to-17 (1.82), the highest mark on the team.
• Tallied a career-high 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field with five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 35 minutes against Rutgers (Feb. 26).
• In a two-game stretch against nationally-ranked Iowa and Indiana in late January, Smotherman went 9-of-10 from the field, scoring 21 points with 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in just 44 minutes.
• Had a stretch of eight games from Jan. 7 to Feb. 4, where he committed zero turnovers in 95 minutes of action.
• Scored 13 points (5-of-6 shooting) with six rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist in a big win over No. 25-ranked Iowa.
• Then tallied eight points on 4-of-4 shooting with four rebounds and two steals in a win over Indiana.
• Connected on a big three-pointer in the regular-season finale against Illinois to get the Boilermakers' offense untracked in the first half.
• Scored four points with six rebounds and a career-high five assists against Grambling.

AS A FRESHMAN / 2013-14
Game-by-Game Statistics
• 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.

• 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 leadership.
• Born Dec. 27, 1994.
• Son of Basil and Larita Smotherman.
• Has a sister, Annie.


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