Martin Smith
Martin Smith

Player Profile

Escondido, CA

High School:
The Bishop's School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175




A key asset to Cal's backcourt, Smith is a fourth-year walk-on who has been rewarded with a scholarship for his senior season ... started 16 of the Bears' 18 Pac-10 games at point guard last season ... takes care of the ball on offense, limiting his turnovers to just 2.0 per game last year ... an excellent defender, especially with his ability to pressure the ball ... plays with an energetic style all over the court, earning the team's Hustle Award in 2004 and Coaches Award in '05 ... son of the late Phil Smith, a two-time NBA All-Star who played collegiately at San Francisco ... 2004-05 ... ranked seventh in the Pac-10 with an average of 3.90 assists per game ... also rated fifth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.95:1) ... earned his first career start at Washington Dec. 31 and finished with seven assists ... had 10 points and a career-high 8 assists vs. Hampton and earned a spot on the Golden Bear Classic all-tournament team after adding 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists vs. Pepperdine ... scored a career-high 12 points vs. Arizona State ... had 11 points and tied career high with 8 assists at Arizona ... added 11 points and 5 assists vs. USC ... 2003-04 ... in a season-high 19 minutes at Arizona, scored three points and added then-career highs in both assists (6) and rebounds (5) ... also had six points, four rebounds and three assists in 15 minutes vs. Wyoming ... his season scoring high came at Washington when he finished with seven points ... averaged 8.0 minutes per game ... 2002-03 ... gained his first action vs. Howard and had a block in three minutes ... played well at home vs. USF (13 minutes) and UCLA at home (9 minutes) ... had 12 assists and did not commit a turnover during the season ... scored two points vs. Oregon State Jan. 11 ... playing time diminished with the return of senior Donte Smith to the lineup from an injury ... however, returned to the rotation in the Pac-10 Tournament, scoring four points with two assists vs. Oregon State and adding three points and two assists against USC ... with Brian Wethers injured for much of the USC contest, played a season-high 17 minutes vs. the Trojans.

High School: Smith earned first-team all-league honors at The Bishop's School his senior year ... averaged 21.3 ppg and 4 apg that season ... as a junior, helped his team to the CIF-San Diego Section championship ... played defensive back on the football team for two years ... named his high school's Chemistry Student of the Year and was a Government Scholar.

Personal: Martin Paul Smith ... born May 26, 1984 in Escondido, Calif. ... mother is Angela Smith ... uncle, Norman Brown, played baseball at Cal in the late 1960s ... has two sisters and two brothers ... interdisciplinary studies major.

Career Highs
Points: 12 vs. Arizona State, Jan. 8, 2005
Rebounds: 7 at UCLA, Jan. 22, 2005
Assists: 8 twice, last at Arizona, Feb. 3, 2005
Blocks: 1 many times, last at Oregon State, Feb. 26, 2005
Steals: 3 vs. UCLA, Feb. 17, 2005

Career Statistics

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