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Joshua Smith
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Joshua Smith 1265429
Position: Center
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 305
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Kent, WA
High School: Kentwood
Played in 32 games, making nine starts ... averaged 9.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 17.2 minutes per game ... scored in double figures in 16 games, including a career-high 24 points in a loss at Washington (Feb. 2) with personal bests in field goals made (nine) and attempted (13) ... also had nine rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in the game at Washington ... finished the season having averaged 10.4 points per game in Pac-12 contests ... was third on the team in rebounding (4.9 rpg, and 4.9 rpg in league games) ... recorded at least one rebound in 31 of 32 games played ... logged at least three rebounds in 28 of 32 games ... led the Bruins in field goal percentage (.574, 117-for-204), which ranked second in the Pac-12 ... also ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in league games in field goal percentage (57.7, 64-for-111) ... ranked eighth in overall games (2.3) and 11th in league games (2.0) in offensive rebounds per game ... led the country in fouls per minute, recording one foul every 5:26 ... scored 19 points (8-for-9 from the field), totaling five rebounds, two blocks and one steal in the win at Washington State (Feb. 4) ... registered his only double-double of the season in a win over UC Davis (Dec. 20) with 18 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks ... missed the home win over Arizona (Jan. 5) with concussion-like symptoms sustained in practice on Jan. 4 ... came back to tie his season-high in scoring with 18 points and added four rebounds, one steal and one assist in the home win over Arizona State (Jan. 7).

Played in 33 games, making 15 starts as a true freshman ... ranked fourth on the team with 10.9 points per game ... named a Pac-10 All-Freshman Team selection ... earned the Seymour Armond Memorial Award/Most Valuable Freshman at the team's annual postseason banquet ... shot 55.5 percent (132-for-238) from the field, which was second on the team and ranked seventh in the Pac-10 ... was third on the team with 6.3 rebounds per game (ranked 11th in the Pac-10), giving UCLA three of the top 11 rebounders in the league ... led the team and the Pac-10 in offensive rebounds per game at 3.5 ... had at least one block in 13 of the last 14 games of the season (24 total in that stretch) and ranked second on the team, seventh in the Pac-10, in blocks per game (1.0 bpg) ... had his third double-double of the season, logging 12 points and a season-best 16 rebounds, in a loss at Washington (March 3) ... had 17 points, four rebounds, three assists and one block in a win at home against Arizona (Feb. 26) ... had 13 points, nine rebounds, one block and one steal in a win at Stanford (Feb. 17) ... led UCLA in scoring with 15 points, totaling six rebounds, in a home win against USC (Feb. 2) ... led the Bruins in scoring for the second consecutive game with 19 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in a win over St. John's (Feb. 5) ... came off the bench at No. 4 Kansas (Dec. 2) to record 17 points and 13 rebounds (eight offensive) against the Jayhawks in his first career double-double ... logged his second double-double in a win over Cal Poly (Dec. 11), totaling 19 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in a season-high 31 minutes ... had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in a win over UC Irvine (Dec. 23) ... tallied 15 points and eight rebounds in the win over No. 16 BYU (Dec. 18) at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. ... was in foul trouble in 11 of 15 games as a starter, recording four or more fouls in each of those 11 contests ... but when coming off the bench, he only had four or more fouls in four of 18 contests ...led the team in second chance points (115) and in charges taken (16) ... second on the team in points in the paint (260) and fourth on the squad in dives for loose balls (16) ... had at least one offensive rebound in 30 of 33 games played and had three or more offensive boards in 21 of 33 games ... registered 114 offensive rebounds compared to 95 defensive boards ... exited the game in the first half of the win over California (Jan. 20) after hitting his head on the floor attempting to take a charge ... had a head injury and missed the game against Stanford (Jan. 22) ... came back to score 13 points and grab one rebound in a loss at Arizona (Jan. 27).

High School
Four-year varsity basketball letterwinner at Kentwood High School (Covington, Wash.) under head coach Michael Angelidis ... helped lead Kentwood to the 2010 State Championship during his senior season (2009-10), as the Conquerors went 21-10 and 11-5 (second place) in the South Puget Sound League 4A North Division ... scored a game-high 22 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and dishing out five assists in a 67-58 win over Jackson in the title game ... injured his right knee early in his senior season but returned to the team to lead Kentwood to the state title, averaging 21.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game ... Kentwood posted an overall record of 75-37 (.670) in his four years ... secured first-team all-state honors all four seasons and was named the SPSL North MVP in his final three seasons (2007-08 to 2009-10) ... after capturing second-team All-SPSL honors as a freshman (2006-07), earned first-team All-SPSL acclaim the final three years of his prep career ... secured third-team All-America honors in 2010 and played in the McDonald's All-American High School Basketball Game (scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in 15 minutes of the West's 107-104 victory over the East) ... averaged 21.4 points, 14.5 rebounds (school record) and 3.3 blocks per game as a junior (2008-09), leading Kentwood to a 19-7 overall record and the SPSL North Division title (14-2 record) ... Kentwood went 19-7 in 2007-08 ... averaged 21.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game as a sophomore while shooting a school-record 74.0 percent from the field ... averaged 14.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game as a freshman, leading Kentwood to a 16-13 record that year ... was ranked the No. 1 center and No. 10 overall recruit in the country by ESPN ... also rated the No. 3 center in the country and the No. 19 overall recruit by Rivals.com ... was rated the No. 4 center and No. 13 overall recruit in the country by Scout.com ... finished second in the voting for the Press-Telegram's 31st Best in the West.

Full name: Joshua LaTrell Smith ... born in Seattle on May 14, 1992 ... parents are Josh, Sr. and Tracey Smith ... has one older brother, John (29), and one younger brother, Jeremy (18) ... also has one older sister, Antwanette Johnson (27) ... brother, John, played football at the University of Washington ... played AAU basketball for Seattle Rotary ... history major.

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