Should add depth at the guard position when she is able to play during the 2013-14 season…Per NCAA rules, sat out last season after transferring in from James Madison…JMU had tremendous success during Smith’s time there…Helped JMU reach the 2012 postseason WNIT final...The previous year, JMU advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
2012-13 Season: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.
2011-12 Season (JMU): Played in 29 games…Helped James Madison to a 29-8 overall record and a 14-4 record in CAA play…Totaled 52 rebounds with nine assists, a block and nine steals…Collected 55 points for JMU.
2010-11 Season (JMU): Played in 17 games…Helped James Madison to a 26-8 overall record and a 16-2 record in CAA play as JMU won the CAA Championship crown for the second consecutive year…Played in 17 games for 101 total minutes…Totaled 17 points with 21 rebounds, six assists, and five steals.
High School: Averaged 21.2 points and 6.2 rebounds as a senior…Named a 2010 McDonald’s All-America nominee in 2010…Was named the Newport News Daily Press Player of the Year in 2010 and was named a Newport News Daily Press All-Star in 2009 and 2010 after helping Hampton High to consecutive Peninsula District Championship titles…Helped the East win in the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star Game with 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals…Was named the 2010 Peninsula District Player of the Year…Earned All-Peninsula District honors from 2008-2010 and was an All-Tri Rivers District second teams selection in 2007 while at Charles City High…Named the Charles City high offensive MVP in 2007…Set the school single-game record with 44 points in 2007 at Charles City…Was an honor roll student and graduated with honors…Also competed in cross country and track and field.
Personal: Full name is Deborah Mychelle Janice Smith…She is the daughter of William and Denise Smith… Has two siblings, Sean and Samantha, and was born on June 17, 1992…Majors in sports science and fitness management and plans to pursue a professional basketball career overseas… Her other interests include music, fashion and traveling…Spent the summer traveling, playing basketball, reading and spending time with friends and teammates…Her favorite book is The Coldest Winter Ever…Her favorite food is crab legs.