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#5 Jarquez Smith
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 225
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Haddock, Ga.
High School: Jones County
Experience: High School

Pronounced: JAR-Quez

Bio: 2014-15 Complete Bio

YearGPGSMinAvgFGFGAPct3FG3A3PctFTFTAPctOffDefTotAvgPFFOATOBSPtsAvg
13-14 34 0 343 10.1 32 73 .438 4 17 .235 13 25 .520 17 33 50 1.5 39 0 2 28 24 2 81 2.4
TOTAL 34 0 343 10.1 32 73 .438 4 17 .235 13 25 .520 17 33 50 1.5 39 0 2 28 24 2 81 2.4

 

Features: Smith Is A Shot Blocking Wonder

ON SMITH: One of the rising stars in the ACC who displayed his exceptional talents during his freshman season and who is sure to be an all-star candidate during the remainder of his career at Florida State…one of the promising freshmen in the ACC who is sure to be one of the top shot blockers in school history before his career as a Seminole is over…his burgeoning talent will continue to emerge as his playing time continues to grow beginning with his sophomore season and for the remainder of his career at Florida State…showed flashes of a strong ability to score the basketball as he totaled eight points in his first career ACC road game at Clemson (Jan. 9, 2014) and added seven on the road at NC State (Jan. 29, 2014)…helped lead Florida State to 22 wins, a third place finish in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off and a semifinal appearance in the NIT at Madison Square Garden during the 2014 season…with Smith in the line-up during his freshman season, Florida State played in its school record ninth consecutive postseason tournament and cemented itself as the third winningest program in the ACC since the start of the 2005-06 season…has an incredible ability to rebound and block shots…his athleticism will continue to make him a dominant rebounder and shot blocker for the Seminoles during the remainder of his collegiate career…utilizes his athleticism to play effectively at the rim on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court…is still growing and will become more explosive in both his speed and his aerial ability as he continues with the strength and conditioning program at Florida State…considered to be a fearless competitor…excellent mobility and range…has great hands and the ability to catch and release quickly…was Florida State’s first commitment for the class of 2013…ranked No. 63 on the CBSSports.com list of the top 100 high school players in the Class of 2013…a four-star recruit and the No. 18 ranked power forward by Rivals.com…ranked as the No. 57 player in the Class of 2013 by Rivals.com…ESPN.com ranked him as the 60th best overall player and the 15th best power forward at the end of his senior season…the 23rd best power forward in the class by 247sports.com…

AS A FRESHMAN (2014):  Averaged 2.4 points (ninth on the team), 1.5 rebounds (ninth on the team) and 0.7 blocked shots (third) while playing in 34 of 36 games and averaging 10.1 minutes played per game…one of five Seminoles who blocked at least 20 shots with 14 of his 24 blocked shots coming in ACC play…ranked third on the team with a 0.8 blocked shots per game average in ACC play…blocked at least one shot in 16 of the Seminoles’ 34 games with his career high of three blocked shots coming against NCAA Tournament teams Virginia (Jan. 4) in his first ACC game and against North Carolina (Feb. 17)…multiple blocked shots came in six different games including two in the first game of his career against Jacksonville (Nov. 8)…totaled three blocked shots in his first career ACC game against Virginia…two blocked shots came in victories over Notre Dame (Jan. 21) and Virginia Tech (Feb. 5) and in the ACC Tournament against Virginia (March 14)…totaled seven blocked shots (2.3 bpg) in three games against ACC Champion Virginia…his 24 blocked shots during his freshman season rank as the 10th highest blocked shots total by a freshman in school history…scored his career-high eight points in his first ACC road game in Florida State’s 56-41 win over Clemson…totaled his career of four field goals made and five field goals attempted in the Seminoles’ victory at Littlejohn Coliseum…scored points in each of the first five games of his career and averaged 2.2 points in five games (all victories) against Jacksonville (Nov. 8, three points), at UCF (Nov. 13, four points), against UT-Martin (Nov. 17, four points), No. 10 VCU (Nov. 21, two points) and against Northeastern (Nov. 24, two points)…seven points in a victory over Jacksonville State (Dec. 8) ranked as tied for his highest single game point total of his freshman season… also totaled seven points on the road at NC State (Jan. 29)…averaged 10.1 minutes played per game with double figure minutes coming in 19 of the 34 games he played in…his career-high of 19 minutes played came in the Seminoles’ 106-62 victory over Charlotte in Tallahassee (Dec. 17)…totaled three points, three rebounds and one blocked shots in the Seminoles’ win over the 49ers…his ACC career high of 18 minutes came as Florida State played host to Clemson in Tallahassee (Feb. 5)…averaged more minutes played per game in 18 games (10.4 mpg) than he did in the 16 non-conference games he played in (9.8 mpg)…at least 10 minutes played in 12 of 18 ACC games…made four 3-point shots on the season with made shots from the bonusphere coming against Jacksonville, Jacksonville State, at Miami (Jan, 18) and at NC State…Florida State was 3-1 in the four games in which he made a 3-point shot…was a perfect four of four from the free throw line (both career high for free throws made and free throws attempted in a single game) in the Seminoles 77-53 win over Jacksonville State…also a perfect two of two from the free throw line in Florida State’s ACC victory over Virginia Tech…

AT JONES COUNTY: Graduated from Jones County High School in 2013…averaged a near triple-double of 16.3 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 7.5 blocks per game during his senior season…scored 20 points or more in eight games which included a 40 point game in the season opener against Putnam County…played in 29 games, nine of which he had triple doubles and 11 double-doubles his senior year…helped lead Jones County to the state playoffs for the first time in 12 years…Smith was named Georgia Basketball boys’ co-player of the year in Region 2-AAAAA and was named to the first team all-state by Atlanta Journal Constitution…averaged 6.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots as a junior…was also named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association all-star roster and named the Middle Georgia Player of the Year…Played for the Georgia Stars.

PERSONAL: Born September 16, 1994…son of Sherlena and Willie Frank Smith…grew three inches between his freshman and senior seasons at Jones County… selected Florida State over Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgetown, Florida, Kansas, NC State and South Carolina.

 

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