23 Kylee Smith
23 Kylee Smith
Height: 5-11
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Alpharetta High School
Previous College: Vanderbilt
Position: Forward
Last School: Vanderbilt
Experience: TR

Statistics: 2017 | 2016

As a RS Junior: Smith was one of six recipients of the Ohio Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award and the first Belmont women’s basketball player ever to garner the honor … Was named to the 2016-17 Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete Team Named First Team following the season …  Tabbed All-OVC for second year in a row … Garnered OVC Tournament MVP honors after tallying three double-figure scoring games and leading the Bruins to a tournament title … Smith eclipsed the 1,000 point mark for her career against Jacksonville St. (2/8/17) … Started all 33 games for the Bruins, leading the team in scoring at 15.9 points per game … Scored in double figures 26 times and led the team in scoring 13 times … Scored at least 20 points in 10 games, including a career-best 30 points in Belmont’s OVC Tournament Championship win … Ranked top 15 in the OVC in scoring (6th), three pointers made (6th), assists (11th), assist to turnover ratio (6th), free throw percentage (7th) and three-point percentage (11th) … Scored a team-high 23 points in Belmont’s NCAA Tournament matchup with Kentucky, including 16 in the second quarter alone … Opened  the season with five-straight double figure scoring games … Poured in a season-high six three-pointers at Tennessee Tech (2/11/17) … Scored twenty points in back-to-back games twice throughout the season, including consecutive 24 point outputs at Tennessee Tech and at Eastern Kentucky (2/15/17).

As a RS Sophomore: First Team All-OVC selection and OVC All-Newcomer team member ... Leading scorer at 13.8 points per game; 23 double figure scoring games ... Grabbed 5.8 rebounds per game which was second the team ... Was among OVC leaders in 9 statistical categories ... Averaged 15.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in OVC competition ... Shot 39.6% from three-point land, knocking down 72 treys, the second most on the team ... Second on the team with 117 assists ... Earned OVC Player of the week twice, and was Newcomer of the Week three times ... Named Aon Insurance Student-Athlete of the Month for February ... Eclipsed the 20 points mark on seven occasions ... 14 points, eight rebounds at Ohio State (11/19) ... 24 points, including a 5-for-7 performance from behind the line against Troy, also grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists (11/29) ... Shot 5-for-7 from three again against Trevecca (12/8) , scoring 23 points ... Added her first of four double doubles vs. Trevecca (23 points, 11 rebounds) ... Scored in double digits in seven-straght games and 11 out of 12 during a stretch from late December through January ... Against Morehead State (2/3) she picked up her second double-double of the season, scoring 27 points and snagging 12 rebounds ... Added her third double-double of the season at UT Martin (2/15) with a 16 point, 12 rebound performance against the Skyhawks ... Picked up a double-double at EKU (2/24) with 13 points and 11 boards ... Her 152 field goals last season were the fifth most in Belmont’s NCAA Division I history (1997 and on) and her 455 points scored last season were the fourth most in Belmont’s NCAA Division I history ... 2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll Honoree and 2015-16 OVC Academic Medal of Honor recepient.

2014-15: Sat out due to NCAA Transfer Regulations.

Prior to Belmont (At Vanderbilt): Named to 2013-14 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Averaged 6.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per games while seeing action in all 31 games ... Reached double figures in scoring in seven games, including a season-high 17 points vs. Wisconsin (11/30) ... Made 46-of-55 free throws (83.6 percent) in the final 24 games of the year after going 1-for-11 in the first seven games. ... Played nine minutes in NCAA Tournament first-round loss to Arizona State (3/22) ... Had 10 points and three rebounds in SEC Tournament loss to Georgia (3/6) ... Had four points and five rebounds in loss to Kentucky on March 2. ... Scored 15 points and had five rebounds in loss to Florida (2/27) ... Had nine points and pulled down a career-high nine rebounds in loss to Alabama (2/23) ... Had five points and five rebounds in win over Arkansas (2/20) ... Saw three minutes of action in loss to Miss. State (2/16) ... Had five points in loss to Auburn (2/13). ... Scored two points with one rebound in loss to Tennessee (2/10) ... Had five points and three rebounds in win over Texas A&M (2/2) ... Scored seven points in loss to Missouri (1/30) ... Scored two points in loss to South Carolina (1/29) ... Had eight points, five rebounds and two assists in win over LSU (1/19) ... Scored all nine of her points in the final five minutes in win over Ole Miss (1/16) ... Had two points and two rebounds in win over Tennessee (1/12) ... Had four points in win over Auburn (1/9) ... Had 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting in loss to South Carolina (1/5) ... Had six points in win over Georgia (1/2) ... Had six points and two rebounds in win over UAB (12/30) ... Came off the bench to score 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting in win over UNC Asheville (12/21) ... Was in starting lineup and scored two points in win over James Madison on (12/18) ... Making her first start, she scored two points in 14 minutes of action in win over Hartfod (12/15) ... Scored 13 points and had three rebounds in win over ETSU (12/3) ... Earned a spot on the All-Tournament team at the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament after producing 10 points and seven rebounds in the win over Elon and then notching 16 points and four rebounds in win over Wisconsin ... Had six points and two steals in win over Dayton (11/24) ... Pulled down a team-high seven rebounds and scored four points while logging 37 minutes of playing time in a road loss to Duke on Nov. 21. ... Saw 30 minutes of action and finished with five points and two rebounds before fouling out in loss to Marquette on Nov. 14. ... Helped fuel Vanderbilt's comeback win over Delaware State by scoring nine points and pulling down five rebounds (11/14) ... Had four points and five rebounds in win over Western Kentucky (11/11) ... Scored one point and grabbed four rebounds in 21 minutes of action in her Vanderbilt debut against Appalachian State (11/8).

High School (Alpharetta): McDonald's All-America nominee ... Departed high school ranked 10th all-time in scoring in Georgia girls' basketball history (2,175 points) ... First player in Alpharetta history to eclipse 2,000 career points ... Three-time First Team All-State honoree ... Two-time GHSA Region 6 Player of the Year and four-time All-Region selection ... Named All-Metro Atlanta by the Atlanta Tip Off Club on three occasions (first team in 2013, second team in 2012, honorable mention in 2011) ... First Team All-State by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a senior and junior, as well as honorable mention All-State as a sophomore and freshman ... Also named North Fulton Player of the Year by the AJC in 2013 and 2012, while making the All-North Fulton team all four seasons ... Played for Angela Anderson Hurt and Michael House at Alpharetta, helping the Raiders to undefeated seasons and regional championships in 2013 and 2012 ... Helped Alpharetta qualify for the state tournament for the first time as a freshmen, before reaching the sweet 16 in 2011 and 2012 and the quarterfinals in 2013 ... Played AAU for Peak Performance and coach Andre Jackson ... Ranked 62nd overall and 14th at guard by ESPN HoopGurlz, with a rating of four stars and a grade of 93.

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Jody Smith ... Has two siblings, Kara and Erik ... Born July 15, 1994 in Burnsville, Minn. ... Wears 23 because of Michael Jordan ... Favorites include Rascal Flatts (musician), yogurt and granola (snack), the Atlanta Dream (WNBA team) and Maya Moore (WNBA player) ... Bucket list includes playing in the Final Four, attending the Super Bowl and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef ... Majoring in Business Administration.