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Eric Smith
Eric Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mullins, S.C.

High School:
Christ School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
G

Experience:
2VL


2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2011-12 (sophomore)
Saw action in 28 contests with 13 starts on the year ... Averaged 4.1 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 14.3 minutes per game ... In SEC play, saw action in 13 contests, posting 1.5 points per game ... Tallied two double-figure scoring games, and nine games with at least two assists ... Led the team or shared the team lead in assists twice ... Posted a career high 18 points vs. Tennessee State (Nov. 20), hitting 5-of-7 attempts from beyond the arc ... Posted nine points and dished four assists in season opener vs. Western Carolina (Nov. 11) ... Earned first-career start against Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 22), posting eight points while matching career highs with three rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes played ... Had three assists and six points vs. No. 1 North Carolina (Nov. 26) ... Was solid vs. Providence (Dec, 1), scoring 16 points, hitting 6-of-13 attempts from the field ... Hit crucial shot with 25.9 seconds remaining in Clemson contest (Dec. 4), which pushed the Carolina lead to three points, helping to secure the win ... Dished three assists vs. the Tigers ... Matched career high with three rebounds at No. 2 Kentucky (Jan. 7) ... Played an SEC season high 17 minutes at Arkansas (Feb. 11), scoring seven points, and posting two assists and two steals ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 (freshman)
Saw action in 28 games during freshman campaign ... Averaged 2.4 points, 0.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.2 steals in 13.3 minutes per game ... In SEC play (16 games), averaged 3.1 points, 0.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.3 steals in 16.3 minutes per contest ... Dished two assists in college debut vs. Elon (Nov. 12) ... Scored four points and collected three assists in win over SC State (Jan. 4) ... Swiped a season-high two steals vs. the Bulldogs ... Tallied four points in first career SEC contest, an overtime win over Vanderbilt (Jan. 8) ... Scored seven points and dished three assists at Alabama (Jan. 12) ... Tallied a season-high eight points in a season-high 24 minutes at Kentucky (Feb. 19) ... Scored five points and collected a season-high seven assists in victory over Ole Miss (Feb. 22) ... Scored five points vs. the Rebels in the first round of the SEC Tournament (March 10) ... Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-South Carolina
No. 47 point guard according to Scout.com ... Earned one letter for coach David Gaines at Christ School ... Averaged 13.5 points, 2.6 3-point field goals and 3.3 assists per game ... Named NCISAA 3-A All-State and CAA All-Conference ... Helped lead Christ School to NCISAA 3-A State Championship ... Three-year letterwinner for coach Mark Gerald at Mullins (S.C.) High School ... Three-star prospect ... Transferred to Christ School prior to senior year ... A first-team all-state selection all three seasons at Mullins ... Region player of the year as a junior ... Scored over 1,500 points during prep career ... Led Mullins to state finals as a junior when he averaged 20.0 points and eight assists per game ... Chose South Carolina over Clemson and Auburn.

Personal
Son of Steve and Gena Smith ... Has a brother, Steven Smith II ... Major is sport and entertainment management.

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