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Anthony SmithClass: Sophomore
Previous School: Plano East
Hometown: Plano, Texas
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2006 (Fr.): Started 20 of the Flames' 30 games … was second on the team with 9.2 points per game … scored five points while grabbing three rebounds in 22 minutes of action in his first collegiate game at Virginia (11/18) … scored a season-high 18 points on 5-of-11 shooting while grabbing four rebounds against Lynchburg College (12/2) … earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors on December 5th … scored a season-high 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting while snaring six rebounds in his first collegiate start at UPR-Mayaguez (12/21) … scored 10 points while dishing out three assists at McNeese State (12/29) … earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors for the second time on January 2nd … scored 11 points while grabbing four rebounds against High Point (1/3) … scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting while dishing out three assists and playing all 40 minutes against Birmingham-Southern (1/21) … scored 12 points with three rebounds at UNC Asheville (1/25) … scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting while collecting three rebounds against Longwood (2/13) … scored 12 points and played all 40 minutes while connecting on 2-of-3 from three-point range at Birmingham-Southern (2/15) … scored 13 points while hitting 7-of-11 free throws at Radford (2/18) … scored 17 points while grabbing a season-high seven rebounds against Winthrop (2/20).
Prep: Graduated from Plano East Senior High School … three-year letterwinner … 8-5 A first-team all-district at a junior as he averaged 16.4 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest … shot 52.0 percent from the field and 63.0 percent from three-point range as a junior … 8-5 A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior as he averaged 18.4 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest … all-district first-team and all-region as a senior, while shooting 63.0 percent from the field and averaging 1.2 assists and 1.0 steals per contest … finished his career as the third leading scorer in school history … also was a regional finalist in the long jump.
Personal: Son of Anthony Smith, Sr. and Etta J. Mewborn-Gailliard … birthday is October 4 … comes from an athletic family as his mother played basketball and his father played football at Langston University … majoring in business.