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    Dominic Smith

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Ashland, Va.

    High School:
    Patrick Henry HS

    Last College:
    Paris JC

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 176

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    09/18/1980

    Experience:
    1L

    Dominic Smith

    2000-01 (AS A JUNIOR)
    Played in all 29 games and started the final 22 contests of the season...led Conference USA in steals with 2.29 steals per game...ranked 10th nationally and was the second-best free throw shooter in C-USA with an .887 (142-160) percentage...was eighth among league leaders in assists with 3.83 per contest...finished second among Houston's scoring leaders and 22nd among C-USA's leaders with 12.6 points per game...led the Cougars with four 20-point games...scored a career-high 23 points versus SMU and Charlotte...also netted 22 points at Louisville and 20 points at Memphis...scored in double figures 20 times throughout the season...made all of his free throw attempts in 14 games...best free throw shooting performance came against Charlotte when he made all 12 of his attempts...it equaled the third-best single game free throw shooting performance in UH and Conference USA history...it was the first time that a Cougar went 12-for-12 at the free throw line since David Diaz made all 12 of his free throw attempts at Arkansas State on December 22, 1992...also collected a career-high eight steals against Charlotte...his eight steals against the 49ers marked the first time that a Cougar had eight steals in a game since Clyde Drexler set a school record with 11 steals against Syracuse on December 11, 1982...registered five steals against Saint Louis and South Florida, four steals against DePaul and two against Southern Miss and at South Florida...handed out five or more assists in 10 games...had a career-high nine assists against Georgetown and eight versus Saint Louis...had seven assists at DePaul and against Memphis, six at Memphis and at South Florida, along with five versus Tulane twice and at SMU...was named to the Sierra Providence Sun Classic All-Tournament team after registering 35 points, seven rebounds, nine assists and seven steals in two games at the tournament.

    JUNIOR COLLEGE
    Was named a second-team all-Region XIV selection after averaging 16.2 points, 6.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game as a sophomore...led Paris to a combined 44-22 record in his two years at the school....the Dragons finished the 1999-00 campaign with a 20-13 record...ended the season in third place of the NJCAA Region XIV standings with a 13-9 league mark...was named to the all-tournament team of the NJCAA Region XIV Postseason Tournament after leading Paris to the championship game for the second straight year... scored 30 points in the Dragons' 85-71 victory over Lee Junior College in the quarterfinals of the tournament...Paris also defeated Trinity Valley College before falling to fifth-ranked San Jacinto in the championship game...helped lead Paris to a 24-9 record as a freshman while averaging 7.7 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Averaged 21 points, six rebounds and two steals per game at Patrick Henry High School... earned all district, all-region and all-Metro (Central Virginia) honors as a senior...was a defensive back on Patrick Henry's football team...named an honorable mention all-state and all-district selection as a defensive back.

    PERSONAL
    Son of Cynthia and John L. Smith of Beverdam, Va....born September 18, 1980 in Henrico, Va...a business major at UH...favorite hobbies include watching movies...has a cousin, Damien Woody, who is a center for the New England Patriots.

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