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#5 Sa'Myah Smith Season 2024-25

DeSoto, Texas
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DeSoto HS

2023 SEC All-Freshman Team

Suffered a torn ACL seven games into the season in the first quarter against Niagara at the Cayman Island Classic, starting six games… Averaged 11.7 points and 7.6 rebounds with 11 total blocked shots… Scored 21 points twice against Queens and MVSU… Grabbed 11 rebounds in two games, including a 21 point, 11 rebound double-double against MVSU… Received a medical redshirt to gain her year of eligibility back.

Earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team, playing in all 36 games for the Tigers as LSU’s first forward off the bench … Started two games during her freshman season … Averaged 4.6 points and 4.0 rebounds during the year … Showed the potential to become an elite defender in the paint with 38 blocks throughout the season … Recorded her lone double-double of her freshman season in her college debut against Bellarmine with 12 points and 11 rebounds … Played productive minutes in the National Championship against Iowa with starters in foul trouble … Along with scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds in the championship, Smith’s lone block swung the momentum in LSU’s direction and led to a fast-break bucket.

A lengthy forward with a smooth game who is considered the top player out of Dallas in her class… Considered the No. 57 player in the country and No. 1 player in Dallas by ESPN… Was the best player on a DeSoto High School team that was loaded with DI talent… Led DeSoto to back-to-back Texas Class 6A State Championships during her junior and senior seasons… Was one of ten players nominated for Dave Campbell’s Miss Texas Basketball Player of the Year Award… Named the Dallas Morning New Player of the Year in 2022… Scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds during the 2021 State Championship Game to earn MVP honors… Invited to the 2022 U18 USA Basketball National Team Trials.

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