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    Tyler Smith 1    
     
      Tyler Smith
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pulaski, Tenn.

High School:
Hargrave Military Academy

Last College:
Iowa

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 215

Position:
G/F

2009-10 (Senior)
Appeared on the watch lists for the Naismith Trophy, Wooden Award and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... Selected to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team ... Finished his career ranked 29th in school history with 1,219 career points ... Started all 12 games in which he appeared, averaging 11.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 26.8 minutes per game ... Led the Vols in scoring three times, rebounding three times, assists six times and steals four times ... Despite playing a season-low 20 minutes in the win over North Carolina A&T (12/23/09), he totaled 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals ... Scored a season-high 18 points and went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the win over College of Charleston (11/27/09) ... Sealed the win over DePaul in the Paradise Jam semifinals by making a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left on the clock (11/22/09) ... Started the season with a double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) in just 25 minutes during the win over Austin Peay (11/13/09).

2008-09 (Junior)
Was a unanimous first-team All-SEC pick by the league coaches and also earned first-team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press ... Also named to the SEC Tournament All-Tournament Team and the NABC All-District 21 first team ... Team leader was the only Vol to start all 34 games during the season ... Played primarily at the four spot but also saw time at the three position ... Led the Vols in scoring 18 times, assists 16 times and rebounding 10 times ... Also led the team with 17.4 points per game (sixth in the SEC) 3.4 assists per game (eighth in the SEC) and a .766 free-throw percentage (eighth in the SEC) ... Ranked sixth in the SEC in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6), seventh in the SEC with 32.6 minutes played per game and 12th in the SEC in field-goal percentage (.439) ... Scored in double figures in 32 of 34 games and recorded five double-doubles ... Posted the first triple-double in Tennessee history when he totaled 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists (with no turnovers) against UNC Asheville (12/3/08) ... Earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Old Spice Classic, averaging 17.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in UT's three games against Siena (11/27/08), Georgetown 11/28/08) and Gonzaga (11/30/08) ... Scored 21 points and got to the free-throw line a career-high 15 times at Kansas (1/3/09) ... Despite being listed as doubtful with a knee injury, he had 24 points, 11 rebounds and six assists while helping Georgia to a come-from-behind win at Georgia (1/10/09) ... Recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards vs. Memphis (1/24/09) ... Drained three 3-pointers en route to a 16-point, nine-rebound performance in the home win over Florida (1/31/09) ... Shot 10-of-13 from the floor while scoring a career-high 30 points vs. Vanderbilt (2/14/09) ... In the Vols' convincing win at Florida (3/1/09), he again made three 3-pointers while leading UT with 19 points and seven boards ... Led the Vols in points (22) and assists (7) at South Carolina (3/5/09) as Tennessee clinched a share of the SEC Eastern Division crown ... His 11 points against Alabama (3/8/09) made him the 42nd member of UT's 1,000-point club ... Totaled 57 points in three games while leading the Vols to their first SEC Tournament championship game appearance since 1991 ... Went 10-of-10 at the free-throw line and scored a game-high 21 points vs. Oklahoma State in the NCAA Tournament (3/20/09).

Summer 2008
Attended the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio.

2007-08 (Sophomore)
First team All-SEC (Coaches, Associated Press and Rivals.com) ... Honorable mention All-America (Associated Press) ... Third team All-America (Rivals.com) ... One of 24 players on the final ballot for the John R. Wooden Award ... NABC second team All-District 7 selection ... USBWA All-District IV ... Led the Vols in assists (3.4 apg), rebounding (6.7 rpg) and field goal percentage (.536) and was third in scoring (13.6 ppg) ... Ranked second on the team with 50 steals ... Increased his season averages in SEC play, averaging 13.5 points and 7.8 rebounds ... In SEC games, ranked among the league leaders in offensive rebounds (4th with 3.25 orpg), field goal percentage (6th with .521), rebounding (7th with 7.8 rpg), assists (9th with 3.69 apg), assists/turnover ratio (9th with 1.40) and scoring (23rd with 13.5 ppg) ... Started 35 of UT's 36 games ... Three times hit game-deciding baskets in the final seconds ... Led UT with 16 points and his jumper with 26 seconds left at No. 1 Memphis (2/23/08) gave UT a 62-61 lead and control of the game ... At Florida (3/5/08), his rebound and putback with 44.1 seconds left gave the Vols an 87-85 lead and keyed their 89-86 victory ... Against 16th-ranked Ole Miss (1/9/08), he had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists in addition to hitting the game-winning shot with 4.2 second left ... Named the SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 25) after leading the Vols to wins over Auburn and at top-ranked Memphis ... Scored in double figures in 31 of 36 games and had six double-doubles ... A transfer from Iowa who was granted a waiver by the Administrative Review Subcommittee to be eligible to play for the Vols at the start of 2007-08.

2006-07 (Freshman at Iowa)
Third team All-Big Ten Conference selection ... One of five players named to the All-Freshman team selected by the Big Ten's coaches ... Third team Freshman All-America by Collegehoops.net ... Earned 29 starting assignments in 31 games ... Led the Hawkeyes in rebounding (4.9 rpg) and steals (1.5 spg) while ranking second on the squad in scoring (14.9 ppg) and assists (3.6 apg) ... Became the third freshman in school history to lead the Hawkeyes in rebounding ... 14.9 points per game on the season ranked eighth in the Big Ten Conference ... Averaged 14.1 points in league play ... Ranked among the top 10 statistical leaders in the Big Ten in scoring (10th), assists (10th), steals (7th), offensive rebounds (10th) and minutes played (7th) ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Hawkeye Challenge and the Paradise Jam ... Registered a career-high nine rebounds and seven assists to go with 18 points (10-of-10 from the free throw line) in against Indiana (2/3/07) ... In just his second collegiate game scored 28 points against Toledo (11/17/06) ... Scored 20 or more points five times on the season.

High School
Averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds and just over five assists per game at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., in 2005-06 ... Helped lead Hargrave to a 28-2 record while ranking as one of the top prep school teams in the nation ... Second team selection on the Street & Smith's 2004 Boys High School all-America team ... Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com ... 2005 Tennessee Class 2A Mr. Basketball ... Averaged 26 points per game as a senior ... Earned first team all-state honors as a junior after averaging 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists as a junior at Giles County HS ... Earned tournament MVP honors as a sophomore after leading the Bobcats to the state title ... Coached by Kevin Keatts at Hargrave and Billy Holt at Giles County HS.

Personal
Born September 4, 1986, in Giles County, Tenn. ... Full name: David Tyler Smith ... Academic major: Arts & sciences ... Mother is Shawanda Kennedy and father is Billy Smith ... Recipient of the Bertelkamp Basketball Scholarship Endowment Fund and the Dane Bradshaw Endowed Athletic Scholarship.

Career Statistics

Total3-ptRebounds
YearGPGSMinAvgFGFGAPctFGFGAPctFTFTAPctOffDefTotAvgPFFOAstTOBlkStlPtsAvg
2007-083635101728.3181338.5361437.378113160.706941482426.792112279205048913.6
2008-093434110732.6196446.4392896.292170222.766701261965.87201147072559017.4
2009-10121232126.84782.57303.0004666.6971640564.7241441631714011.7
TOTAL8281244529.8424866.49042136.309329448.7341803144946.018822801653092121914.9
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