Sam Smith, an All-State forward from Arkadelphia High School (AR), has signed an NJCAA Letter of Intent to join the Greyhounds for the 2020-21 season.
Smith (6'6", 250 lbs) helped the Arkadelphia Badgers to a 22-7 record and a share of the 4A-7 conference title with a 10-2 record before falling in the 4A South Region Tournament under Head Coach Donald Williams. Transferring from Gurdon (AR) after his junior year, Smith averaged 23 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 blocked shot per game while shooting 60% from the field, 33% from the three-point line and 70% from the free throw line in his lone season at Arkadelphia.
He was voted the top player in the conference while earning 4A-7 All-Conference honors, was named to the 4A All-State Team, and was selected to compete in the Arkansas Activities Association/Arkansas High School Coaches Association Basketball All-Star Game that was to be held at the University of Central Arkansas June 26-27 before being cancelled due to COVID-19.
Smith is the eighth ASU Mid-South signee this spring, following Torien Stewart from Southwind High School in Memphis, Cullen Brown out of Rivercrest High School (AR), Jacob Hudson out of Cabot (AR), Tae Smith from Blytheville (AR), Jaaron Harriott from Sylvan Hills High School (AR), Spencer Simes from North Little Rock High School (AR), and Jeremiah Jones from Little Rock Central High School (AR).
2020-21 Greyhound Basketball Signees
Torien Stewart | 6'2" | 170 lbs | Memphis, Tennessee
Cullen Brown | 6'7" | 220 lbs | Wilson, Arkansas
Jacob Hudson | 6'3" | 215 lbs | Cabot, Arkansas
Tae Smith | 6'5" | 180 lbs | Blytheville, Arkansas
Jaaron Harriott | 6'4" | 180 lbs | Little Rock, Arkansas
Spencer Simes | 6'3" | 185 lbs | North Little Rock, Arkansas
Jeremiah Jones | 6'0" | 170 lbs | Little Rock, Arkansas
Sam Smith | 6'6" | 250 lbs | Arkadelphia, Arkansas