Started 34 out of 35 games for the Spartans ... Averaged 9.1 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures 16 times on the year ... Connected on 55 3-pointers, ranking second on the team ... Shot 31.4 percent (55-of-175) from 3-point land ... Shot 71.9 percent (41-of-57) from the free throw line ... Averaged 26.1 minutes per game ... Scored a career-high 23 points in the Spartans' win over Mars Hill, hitting 9-of-10 from the field and 5-of-6 from 3-point land ... His five 3-pointers are a season-high ...Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds in the win over Presbyterian ... Scored in double figures 16 times on the year, including eight times in Southern Conference play ... Scored 17 points against Liberty and at The Citadel ... Connected on 5-of-8 from the field and 5-of-9 from the free throw line against The Citadel while also grabbing eight rebounds ... Grabbed nine rebounds against The Citadel in Greensboro while adding 10 points ... Scored in double figures four straight games from Feb. 25-March 5, scoring 10 against VMI, 13 against ETSU, 14 against The Citadel and 13 against Wofford.
Played in 33 of 34 games to earn his second letter … Made 33 starts … Averaged 9.4 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game … Connected on 36 percent (108-of-300) from the field and hit 32.2 percent (55-of-171) from 3-point land … Ranked second on the team with 55 made 3-pointers … Scored in double figures 18 times, including a career-high 21 points against Western Carolina (Jan. 11) … Connected on 8-of-17 from the field and 4-of-7 from 3-point land against the Catamounts … Posted three double-double on the season – vs. Jacksonville (Nov. 29), at The Citadel (Jan. 28) and vs. The Citadel (Feb. 25) … Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds against the Bulldogs (Feb. 25) … Connected on a career-high five 3-pointers against Samford (Jan. 24), on his way to 20 points … Averaged 10.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in Southern Conference play … Connected on 35.9 percent (33-of-59) from 3-point land in league play … Hit a career-best 9-of-11 (81.8) percent from the free throw line against Greensboro College (Nov. 14) … Averaged 26.7 minutes per game, including a career-high 33 minutes against Samford (Jan. 24) … Ended his season with 16 points and seven rebounds in the CBI second round against Ohio (March 21) as he connected on 4-of-7 from 3-point land.
Missed the first 12 games of the season due to a stress fracture … Played in 21 games, including 10 starts all after Dec. 28 … Started the last nine games of the season … Averaged 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game … Connected on 33.3 percent (15-of-45) from 3-point land … Averaged 18.0 minutes per game ... Saw his first career action at East Carolina (Dec. 28), scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds … Scored in double figures four times, including 10 points and a career-high nine rebounds at Chattanooga (Jan. 24) … Scored a career-high 14 points at VMI (Feb. 3) as he was 2-of-3 from 3-point land and 4-of-4 from the free throw line … Scored in double figures against Wofford (Feb. 19) with 12 points and Furman (Feb. 22) with 10 points … Connected on a career-high four 3-pointers against Wofford … Played a career-high 33 minutes against Chattanooga (Feb. 28) in the regular season finale … Scored 10 points in his first career SoCon Tournament game against Samford (March 6) as he was 4-of-8 from the field.
Prior To UNCG
Spent last season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia, leading team in rebounding during prep season … Prior to prep school, spent three years playing at Henrico High School for coach Vance Harmon … Led the Warriors the 2013 Virginia AAA State Championship as a senior … Averaged 14.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game as a senior … Named to the Capital District First Team and Central Region Second Team … Named Virginia Preps Third Team All-State … His 10.3 rebounds per game stands at the Henrico record for rebounding average in a season … Named to the 804 and ASSIST All-Star Game … Voted teams Most Improved Player in 2011 and 2013 … Played AAU Basketball for one of the top teams in the country, Team Loaded VA, helping them to a runner-up finish at the Adidas Invitational.
Full name is Marvin Smith Jr. … Son of Lisa Smith and Marvin Smith Jr. … Has five siblings – Ciarra Smith, La'Teesha Jones, Jamal Glass, Tyler Smith and Kaya Smith … Majoring in business administration.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 23, Mars Hill -- 12/05/16
Rebounds: 16 [t-3rd], The Citadel -- 02/25/16
Assists: 5, vs The Citadel -- 03/04/17
Steals: 3, 5 times
Blocks: 3, Southern Wesleyan -- 12/14/16
FG made: 9, Mars Hill -- 12/05/16
FG attempts: 17, at Western Carolina -- 1/11/16
3FG made: 5, Samford -- 01/24/16 ; Mars Hill -- 12/05/16
3FG attempts: 11, vs The Citadel -- 03/04/17
FT made: 9, Greensboro College -- 11/14/15
FT attempts: 11, Greensboro College -- 11/14/15