Marcus Smith will play in his second season with LMU... a transfer from Butte College a year ago... named honorable mention all-conference and to the academic all-conference team... had a slow start to his junior season due to an early foot injury last September... worked to get healthy and in better condition and played well during WCC play... a tenacious competitor who only knows one speed and that is all out... showed a steady mid-range jump shot and plays bigger than his size... made a decision to stay in Los Angeles and work out with the Lion strength coach and play in college summer leagues... gives the Lions' a tough hard nosed competitor who loves the game and plays it with a lot of heart.
2001-02 Game Capsules
GAME CAPSULES...SAM - Earned start, led team with 31 minutes...added 10 points....MVSU - second start...team-high 18 points (7-of-11)...ISU - earned third start and played 27 minutes...finished with seven points...CSF - started fourth game...had 10 first half points...UCI - played 23 minutes off the bench...had four points, three assists and three steals...TAM - started fifth game, scored nine points...played a team-high 30 minutes....had four assists and two steals...UCSB - earned sixth start and played 20 min...had two points and a block...SAC - earned seventh start and played 10 minutes...left game in first half with ankle injury...UNLV - started eighth game...played nine minutes with a rebound and an assist...LBS - earned ninth start and played 11 minutes...had a steal, two assists and a rebound...USC - started 10th game and played 17 minutes...scored six points with four assists and two steals...MON - started 11th game and played 22 minutes...scored eight points with two assists...OCC - started 12th game and played 24 minutes...finished with six points...PSU - started 13th game and played 13 minutes...had two points and two assists...USF - played 18 minutes off the bench...scored two points with two assists...SMC - played 23 minutes off the bench...scored 12 points...POR - scored seven points and two rebounds in 21 minutes...GON - had an assist in 15 minutes...USD - played 16 minutes with two points and three rebounds...SCU - played five minutes...PEP - played 15 minutes with two rebounds...PEP - played six minutes...had an assist...SMC - played eight minutes with an assist...USF - played 16 minutes with four points...GON - played 12 minutes...had two points...POR - played 26 minutes...had six points, five assists and three reb...SCU - played 14 minutes and had two points...USD - started 14th game...played 33 minutes with two points and two assists...GON - played eight minutes with twopoints.
2000-01 at LMU
Transferred from Butte College and was voted honorable mention All-Conference in his first season as a Lion... he hit his stride in conference, averaging five points a game in non-conference and jumping to a 10.0 average in conference competition ... he finished the season averaging 7.8 points per game... led the team in steals with 31 (1.1 per game) while drawing the team?s toughest defensive assignments and was second with 70 assists... was voted defensive player of the year by his teammates and coaches... coming off the bench against Colorado (11/28/00) he would score a career-high seven points in 23 minutes... set another career high with three field goals (out of six attempts)... the following game against Idaho State (12/2/00) he finished with two points in a career high 26 minutes off the bench... against Portland State (12/16/01) he played 27 minutes off the bench and tied career-high with seven points while adding five assists... against Loyola-Chicago (12/21/00) he earned his first start of the season and played 31 minutes, a career-high... helped shutdown leading scorer with only 11 points, seven off his season average... earned another start against UCSB (12/30/00) and played 33 minutes, contributing five points, four rebounds, four assists... against San Diego State (1/6/01) he had a career-high 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting, all three-pointers... had five assists and three steals... against San Diego (1/12/01) started fifth game of season... played 32 minutes... scored two points... finished with a season high four steals... began his offensive rush in WCC play against Santa Clara (1/13/01) as he scored a career-high 17 points in 36 minutes... at Saint Mary?s (1/26/01) he started ninth game of the season and played 31 minutes in best game of the season in scoring a career-high 18 points... he finished 7-of-8 from the field... back home against Portland (2/2/01) he equaled his career best with 18 points... he also had five assists, two steals and three rebounds... the following night against Gonzaga (2/3/01) he played 30 minutes, scored 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting... had a three-pointer... had three assists... he played 31 minutes and led the team with 11 points against Santa Clara (2/8/01)... in the final regular season game against Saint Mary?s (2/24/01) he played 28 minutes off the bench and set his career-high with 19 points, going 7-for-14 from the field... in the WCC Tournament against Santa Clara (3/3/01) he earned 16th start of the season and finished with 12 points.
Smith comes from Butte College in Oroville, CA... the junior was second on the team averaging 13.6 points a game while becoming the team?s most unselfish player... the guard averaged 2.9 rebounds per game, was second on the team with 74 assists and tops with 65 steals... he finished his sophomore campaign at Butte shooting 40 percent from the three-point line (52-130)... in leading Butte to its first winning season in four years (18-11), finished the season shooting 42 percent (140-322).
Smith graduated from Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville, CA in 1998... coached by Chris Strong at Wood High... was voted all-conference his senior season in the Montecello Empire League... averaged 15 points per game, four assists and four steals... team finished 20-6 and lost to the eventual state champions in the first round of the playoffs... shot 45 percent from the three-point line and hit 78 percent from the charity stripe.
Born on Oct. 2, 1979 in Vacaville, CA... he is the son of Marcus and Deborah Smith... oldest of nine children, five brothers (Derek, Malcolm, Horace, Kevin, Marcus) and three sisters (Faith, Beverly, Angela)...wants to travel to Europe... communications major... Full Name: Marcus Smith III.
Total 3-Point Rebounds
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2001.. 28-17 752/26.9 80-209 .383 18-64 .281 39-47 .830 14-43 57 2.0 61-2 70 51 2 31 217/7.8
2002.. 29-14 525/18.1 48-126 .381 13-38 .342 15-19 .789 5-24 29 1.0 32-0 43 42 2 15 124/4.3
TOTAL. 57-31 1277/22.4 128-335 .382 31-102 .304 54-66 .818 19-67 86 1.5 93-2 113 93 4 46 341/6.0