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Jarquez Smith

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Haddock, Ga.

High School:
Jones County

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 225

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
09/16/1994

Experience:
HS


03/24/2014

'Noles Hang Triple Digits on Hoyas

The Florida State men's basketball team beats Georgetown, 101-90, Monday night and advances to NIT's quarterfinals round.

02/06/2014

Thomas Leaves No Doubt

Sophomore scores 24 as 'Noles snap skid against Hokies, 70-50

02/04/2014

Been Here Before

Short-handed Seminole men focused on reversing skid against Hokies

01/09/2014

FSU's Defense Turns Back Tigers in 56-41 Triumph

The Florida State men's basketball team held Clemson to a season low for points Thursday night on the road

12/08/2013

'Noles Cruise

FSU men's basketball team dispatches Jacksonville State, 77-53

03/14/2014

Florida State Vs. Virginia

Florida State vs. Virginia - ACC Tournament

01/09/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Clemson

Florida State vs. Clemson - 1/9/14

12/17/2013

Men's Basketball vs Charlotte, 12/17/13, (Photo's by Steve Musco)

Home game vs Charlotte

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Pronounced: JAR-Quez

"Jarquez Smith is a matchup problem for opposing teams with his ability to stretch the defense. Jarquez prefers to live on the perimeter rather than posting up on the interior," said Rick Lewis of Phenom Hoop Report.

ON SMITH: A talented forward with the ability to rebound and block shots at an incredible rate and who also has an incredible ability to knock down shots from the perimeter...his athleticism will make him a dominant rebounder and shot blocker for the Seminoles during his career...utilizes his athleticism to play effectively at the rim on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court...has the ability to play facing the basket as a power forward who can take his shooting range out to the 3-point line...is also a solid ball handler for a player of his size...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

JARQUEZ SMITH'S CAREER STATISTICS

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Triple Double Games (2012-13 at Jones County)
Date    Opponent                 Pts     Rebs.    Blks
D20     Elbert (Ga.) County      10      24       18
D22     Salem (Ga.)              18      14       13
J4      Veterans (Ga.)           24      14       10
J29     Twiggs County (Ga.)      24      14       14
F1      Northside (Ga.)          28      23       14
F5      Warner Robins (Ga.)      14      12       11
F9      Putnam County (Ga.)      11      15       11
F13     Grovetown (Ga.)          20      14       11
F15     Warner Robins (Ga.)      21      21       12

Double Double Games (2012-13 at Jones County)
Date    Opponent                 Pts.    Rebs.    Blks.
N13     Putnam County (Ga.)      40      16       6
N27     Verterans (Ga.)          17      11       8
D4      Dodge County (Ga.)       14      15       7
D21     Central (Ga.)            10      11       5
J5      Houston County (Ga.)     12      10       6
J8      Northside (Ga.)          16      18       8
J11     Dublin (Ga.)             19      11
J18     Warner Robins (Ga.)      12      10       7
J19     Monticello (Ga.)         18      13       3
J26     Baldwin (Ga.)            18      13       7
F20     Richmond Hill (Ga.)      21      10

Jarquez Smith's Career Highs
PTS     8 at Clemson (1-9-14)
FGM     4 at Clemson (1-9-14)
FGA     5 at Clemson (1-9-14)
        5 vs. Northeastern (11-24-13)
        5 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13)
FG%     1.000 at Virginia (1-18-14)
        1.000 vs. Charleston Southern (12-30-13)
        1.000 at UCF (11-13-13)
3FGM    1 at NC State (1-29-14)
        1 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13)
        1 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13)
3FGA    2 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13)
        2 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13)
3FG%    .500 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13)
        .500 vs. Jacksonville (11-8-13)
FTM     4 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13)
FTA     4 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13)
        4 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13)
FT%     1.000 vs. Virginia Tech (2-5-14)
        1.000 vs. Jacksonville State (12-8-13)
OR      2 at Wake Forest (2-15-14)
        2 at Maryland (2-8-14)
        2 at NC State (1-29-14)
DR      4 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13)
REBS    5 vs. UT Martin (11-17-13)
AST     1 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13)
BLK     3 vs. Virginia (1-4-14)
STL     1 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (3-18-14)
        1 vs. Northeastern (11-24-13)
MIN     19 vs. Charlotte (12-17-13) 

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 includeed 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 All-State First Team 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...a general studies major.

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