Position
Center
Height
6'2
Class
Senior
Hometown
Detroit, Mich.
Previous School
Tyler JC
High School
Bishop Borgess HS
  • 2002 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year
  • 2002 First-Team All-SEC (Coaches)
  • 2002 Honorable-Mention All-SEC (AP)
  • 2002 First-Team All-Louisiana
  • 2002 womenscollegehoops.com All-Tournament Team
  • 2003 First-Team All-Louisiana
  • 2003 Honorable Mention All-SEC (AP)
  • 2003 womenscollegehoops.com All-Tournament Team
  • 2002 FIU/Herald Classic All-Tournament Team

SENIOR SEASON (2002-03)
Played and started all 34 games and started all 64 games in her LSU career … Named third-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and honorable mention All-SEC by the coaches … Had 26 double figure scoring games this season, including each of the last eight games and 15 of 16 … Poured in a career-high 30 points against No. 20 Santa Barbara on Feb. 15 … Also had 22 points against Penn State on Jan. 4, 21 points against No. 15 Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament, 18 points against No. 3 Tennessee in the SEC Tournament Championship game and 19 points against No. 6 Louisiana Tech in the NCAA Tournament … Had four double doubles this season with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Florida International, 12 points and 12 rebounds against Auburn, 30 points and 11 rebounds against UCSB and 12 points and 10 rebounds at Vanderbilt … Her 33 blocked shots were the second most on the team and the 11th-best single-season total in school history … Led LSU in scoring in eight games and rebounding in 12 games … Had four games with 10 or rebounds, including a season-high 12 at Auburn … Grabbed at least five rebounds in 17 games … Finished second on the team in scoring and rebounding average … Grabbed the most rebounds on the team … Had the third best free throw percentage on the team … Her 14 three-point shots her second on the squad … Named to both the FIU/Herald Thanksgiving Classic and www.WOMENSCOLLEGEHOOPS.com Classic All-Tournament teams … Named first-team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Selected as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 16th … A two-time Louisiana Sports Writers Association Player of the Week (Jan. 6th and Feb. 16th) … Was a finalist for the Naismith National Player of the Year award.

JUNIOR SEASON (2001-02)
One of two players to start and play in all 30 games … Was a first-team Coaches All-SEC selection and an honorable mention AP All-SEC selection … Named the SEC and LSWA Player of the Week for Feb. 18 … Recorded double-figures scoring in 27 consecutive games, the fourth longest streak in LSU history … Led the team and was eighth in the SEC in scoring … Her 17.9 points per SEC game was fourth in the conference … Led the team in rebounding and was fourth in the SEC … Her 9.1 rebounds per SEC game was third in the conference … Also led the team in steals, blocked shots and FG percentage … Led the team in scoring in 12 games, rebounding in 11 games and steals in 12 contests … Recorded nine double-doubles, which ranked fourth in the SEC (vs. Virginia Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi, Arkansas, Auburn, South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky and Santa Clara) … Recorded four 20-point scoring games, including posting a career-high 23 points against both Mississippi and Vanderbilt … Recorded her career-high 17 rebounds vs. Arkansas, the most rebounds by a Lady Tiger in game since Nov. 24, 1998 … Member of the womenscollegehoops.com All-Tournament team … Her 476 points placed her ninth in points by a junior in LSU history … Her 230 rebounds is seventh by a junior and her 58 steals is eighth.

TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (2000-01)
Was a Kodak First Team All-America selection … Named the Region XIV Most Valuable Player … Garnered Region XIV all-conference and all-region honors … Was an NJCAA All-American and an NJCAA All-Tournament selection … Averaged over 14 points and nine rebounds overall … Averages jumped up to over 16 points and 10 rebounds in conference action … Tyler posted an overall record of 29-6 and finished fifth in the nation … Was the team’s leading scorer in 15-of-35 games … Led the team in rebounds in 16 games … Ranked in the top 25 nationally in field goal percentage and steals per game … Was an alternate on Team USA for the 2001 World University Games.

ST. JOHN’S (1999-00)
Played in 29 games and started 25 … Averaged 9.5 points and 7.1 rebounds a game … Led the team in blocked shots (23), accounting for over one-third of the team’s 64 total blocks … Ranked seventh in rebounding, 10th in blocked shots and 13th in free throw percentage in the Big East Conference as a freshman … Was the team’s leading rebounder (7.1 rpg), with an average of more than three blocks more than the second best rebounder on the team.

HIGH SCHOOL
Named Miss Basketball her senior year by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan … Won two state championships under head coach Dave Mann at Bishop Borgess High School … Ranked in the top 40 high school players in the nation as a senior by Blue Star Reports … Averaged 10.6 points, 11.2 rebounds and four blocks per game … Was a two-time Class C State Champion … Named to the All-Metro, All-West and All-Catholic teams … Earned four letters in basketball, two in softball and two in track.

PERSONAL
Full name is Aiysha Kenya Smith … Born in Detroit on July 18, 1980 … Raised by her grandparents, Mildred and Floyd Smith after the passing of her mother in 1993 … Wears No. 31 because her mother passed away at the age of 31 when Aiysha was 13, the same number forward an backward.

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