Full Name:
Theron Augustus Smith
Position:
Forward
College:
Ball State
Height:
6-8
Weight:
225
High School:
Auburndale HS (Auburndale, Fla.)
Birthdate:
October 3, 1980
Birthplace:
Bartow, Fla.

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
Early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft.
Ranks fourth in school history in career rebounds (862) and seventh in career points (1,553).
Has recorded double figures in points 82 times in his career and owns 43 double-digit rebounding efforts.


AT BALL STATE
As a junior, selected to All-Mid-American Conference First Team, NABC All-District First Team, Basketball Times All-Mideast Team, Collegeinsider.com Mid-Major All-America Team, MAC All-Tournament Team and All-College Classic All-Tournament Team.
Honored as First Merchants Classic MVP.
Led MAC with 23 double-doubles and ranked second in the nation in that department behind Kansas’ Drew Gooden.
Was one of only two MAC players who averaged a double-double.
Paced conference in rebounds (10.9 rpg, 8th in nation); was third in scoring (19.6 ppg, 47th in nation); fifth in field goal percentage and 15th in blocks (0.6 bpg).
Topped team in scoring or tied for team lead in scoring 21 times and rebounding 29 times.
Picked as MAC West Division Player of the Week on three occasions.
Recorded 20 points and 15 boards in same game five times.
Posted seven double-doubles in final nine contests.
Destroyed IPFW with 29 points, season-high 21 boards and six assists.
Scored season-high 30 points against Eastern Michigan (to go along with 15 rebounds).
Also had strong games against UCLA (22 points), Butler (27 points, nine boards), Oklahoma State (19 points, 10 rebounds, three steals), Eastern Michigan (22 points and 17 rebounds), Marshall (26 points, 17 boards), Buffalo (24 points, 12 rebounds, two steals), Miami, OH (29 points, 11 boards) and South Florida (26 points, 10 caroms).

Was an All-MAC Second Team pick as a sophomore and earned First Merchants Classic MVP award.
Averaged 16.3 points and 8.1 rebounds in 33.5 minutes.
Scored career-high 40 points against Texas Tech.
Ripped down season-best 21 rebounds against IPFW to accompany season-high six assists.
Blocked career-high three shots against Western Michigan.

As a freshman, awarded MAC Freshman of the Year honors after averaging 12.2 points and 7.6 rebounds.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1999-00 31 23 134 288 .464 79 111 .712 237 47 21 11 377 12.2
2000-01 30 30 176 381 .462 96 137 .701 244 48 27 6 489 16.3
2001-02 35 35 233 454 .513 176 237 .743 381 48 39 22 687 19.6
TOTALS 96 88 543 1123 .484 351 485 .724 862 143 87 39 1553 16.2
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 30-for-75 (.400); 2000-01, 41-for-114 (.360); 2001-02, 45-for-119 (.376). Totals: 116-for-308 (.377).