Letterman ... skilled sharpshooter with nearly unlimited range ... toiled in shadow of standout Chris Spatola during his first two years and now will be asked to step up his production in 2002-03 ... veteran performer ... has ability to stretch opponent defenses ... defensive skills continue to improve ... hard-nosed player ... strong "spot-up" shooter who must find ways to expand his game by creating off the dribble ... adept passer ... has potential to be cornerstone of Army's offensive attack ... product of New Hampton Prep School.
As a sophomore: saw court time in all 28 contests ... averaged 2.6 ppg. and 0.9 rpg. ... shot .343 from the field, .306 from three-point range and .846 from the foul line ... ranked third on the team with 15 three-point baskets ... opened the year with double-digit scoring efforts in two of the first three games but did not reach that level again ... connected for 11 points in opener against Coast Guard ... followed that with 10-point performance opposite New York Maritime one week later ... tallied all nine of his points in the first half, including three three-pointers, in road loss to New Hampshire ... tallied all eight of his points in span of 2:25 late in the first half to help fuel team's home victory over Holy Cross ... also had nine points in road loss to Yale ... shot just .235 from three-point range in league play after connecting at a .343 clip in non-league action.
As a freshman: played in 23 games ... drew four starting assignments, all during January ... averaged 4.6 ppg. and 1.6 rpg. ... led Army with .468 showing from three-point range ... also topped squad with .926 free throw rate ... shot .397 from the floor ... erupted for career-high 22 points versus Bethany, tying for game-high honors ... was lone double-digit outing of season ... also set career highs with five rebounds and four assists that night ... played in season's opening 17 games but saw time in just six of final 11 tilts ... made 5 of 6 three-pointers against Bethany ... also converted all seven free throws en route to highest point total by an Army freshman since Chris Spatola tallied 23 opposite Colgate on Feb. 3, 1999 (a span of 45 games) ... posted nine points against Yale in first career start ... averaged 10.0 ppg. and shot .556 from three-point ranges as a starter ... tallied eight points in road loss to Lehigh ... closed campaign with eight-point effort in Patriot League Tournament outing versus Navy ... enjoyed seven-point, four-rebound night in overtime loss to Cornell ... also notched four caroms on the road at Colgate ... was 1 of 6 from three-point range in his first two games, but rallied to shoot better than .500 from long range the remainder of the campaign ... blocked four shots on the year.
High School/New Hampton Prep: lettered four years in football and basketball at Kubasaki High in Okinawa, Japan ... also earned two letters in track and field ... played quarterback on the gridiron ... was all-league football selection four times while earning three all-league citations on the hardwood ... captained football and basketball squads each of his final two years ... averaged 28.0 ppg., 11.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg. ... father Tim was his high school basketball coach ... also spent a postgraduate year at New Hampton Prep under the tutelege of head coach Jamie Arsenault.
Personal: given name is Andrew David Smith ... both parents are teachers in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools system, assigned to the Kubasaki school district in Okinawa ... uncle Edward Jasaitis is a 1958 West Point graduate ... cousin Andrew Jasaitis is a major in the Army ... member of the National Honor Society ... major is undeclared.