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LaRon Smith
LaRon  Smith

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Palm Bay, Fla.

High School:
Heritage

Last College:
Bethune-Cookman

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 215

Position:
F

Experience:
TR

10/12/2016

Auburn hoops continues uptempo play in 2nd intrasquad scrimmage

Auburn hoops continues uptempo play in 2nd intrasquad scrimmage

10/01/2016

Points aplenty in first Auburn Basketball scrimmage

Points aplenty in first Auburn Basketball scrimmage

2016-17 (Graduate): Came to Auburn as a graduate transfer from Bethune-Cookman … can score with a jump hook … has really good hands … runs the floor like a deer … great shot blocker … has picked up size and strength … will provide depth on the frontline.

2015-16 (Junior): Started all 32 games, averaging 7.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 25.4 minutes as Bethune-Cookman went 14-18 overall and 10-6 in the MEAC … tied for third in the nation in blocks with Vanderbilt’s Luke Kornet and Stony Brook’s Jameel Warney … MEAC third-team selection and was named the MEAC defensive player of the year … led the MEAC shooting 58.5 percent from the field, but shot 26.5 percent (13-of-49) from the foul line … set the school’s single-season blocks record with 96 ... had at least one block in 31 games, including the final 28 games … had nine games with 5 or more blocks … career-high 20 points and 11 rebounds at North Carolina A&T going 9-of-10 from the field … career-high 6 blocks vs. Sam Houston State ... had six double-doubles … started the season with consecutive double-doubles vs. Trinity with 10 points and 11 rebounds and vs. UT-Martin with 11 points and 10 rebounds … also had back-to-back double-doubles vs. The Citadel with 12 points and 13 rebounds and vs. Toledo with 10 points and 10 rebounds … 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds vs. Delaware State … had 10 double-figure rebounding games, including a stretch of four-straight games ... sank two criticial free throws in final seconds to preserve a road MEAC win at Norfolk State.

2015 BAHAMAS TOUR: Led team in scoring (17.0) and rebounding (12.5) in two appearances ... 12 points and 14 rebounds against Bahamas All Stars ... 22 point game against AC Bahamas saw him go 10-11 from field with 11 rebounds and 6 blocks.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Appeared in three tournaments with the U.S. Virgin Islands national team … averaged 4.4 points and 3.6 in 2014 CBC Championships as team went 4-1 ... averaged 7.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 2014 Centrobasket Championship as team went 2-2 ... Appeared in three games in 2015 CBC Championship.

2014-15 (Redshirt): Sat out after transferring from Georgia State.

2013-14 (Sophomore): Saw action in 16 games, averaging 1.1 points and 0.8 rebounds per game in 4.3 minutes per contest at Georgia State as the Panthers went 25-9 overall and won the Sun Belt Conference regular season title with a 17-1 record … shot 54.5 percent from the floor and blocked six shots to go along with three steals ... scored a career-high 5 points in the season opener vs. Southern Poly, going 2-of-3 from the floor in seven minutes, while pulling down three rebounds … 5 points and 2 blocked shots in 13 minutes against UALR … 4 points in 7 minutes at UTSA with 2 blocked shots.

2012-13 (Freshman): Played in eight games, scoring seven points on 7-of-12 free throws, grabbing seven rebounds and blocking four shots during his freshman season … made first collegiate appearance against Southern Poly, playing three minutes and scoring one point … played a career-high 15 minutes against William & Mary, grabbing a career-high three rebounds and blocking a career-high two shots … scored a career-high four points in 14 minutes against Hofstra, making 4-of-6 free throws, blocking one shot and collecting his first steal.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned all-conference and All-Space Coast first-team honors after leading Heritage High School in Palm Bay, Fla., to a 24-5 record and the Sweet 16 of the second largest classification in Florida, along with winning the district championship … averaged 16.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 4.6 blocked shots per game as a senior in 2011-12 under coach Stephen Links, surpassing 1,000 career points … top performance came vs. Viera High School, scoring 32 points and grabbing 20 rebounds … during his junior season, averaged 16.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.4 blocked shots per game … earned Florida Today Athlete of the Week honors with 22 points, 18 rebounds and 4 blocks vs. Cocoa Beach … full name is LaRon Smith … son of LaRon Smith and Diane Willet … has two brothers, LeRon and LoRon ... studying in College of Education.

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