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Chris Smith
Chris Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Center High

Last College:
Yuba College

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
Guard

Experience:
JC

Smith is a 6-4 guard from Sacramento, Calif., and comes to USU from Yuba College, the same junior college that current Aggie senior players Spencer Butterfield and Sean Harris played at.

"Chris has excellent size as a perimeter player, which will allow him to play either wing position in our program," Morrill said. "He is an excellent shooter and scorer, and a very solid defender. We expect Chris to be an impact player right away and love that he fits in our system."

Through the first three games of this season at Yuba, Smith is averaging 26.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, helping the 49ers to a runner-up finish at the San Francisco City College Tournament.

Last season, Smith earned all-Bay Area honors after he averaged 15 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, while shooting 53.0 percent from the field, including 42.0 percent from three-point range, as well as 80.0 percent at the free throw line.

As a prep standout at Center High School in Antelope, Calif., Smith averaged 21.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks per game, helping the Cougars to a 23-9 overall and 7-3 league record. Smith shot 49.6 percent (204-of-411) from the field, including 38.9 percent (49-of-126) from three-point range during his senior season.

Smith is the son of Pete and Darlene Smith. His father, Pete, played at Sacramento State from 1978-79. Smith intends on majoring in business at Utah State.

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