About Mike: A solid athlete with a quality work ethic who has been a major contributor for the Bucs the past four seasons... accurate shooter with a hard-nosed style of play ... participated in two sports at the prep level, earning all-state honors on the football field and basketball floor. 2009-10: Received a medical redshirt after playingin just four of the team’s 35 games due to a knee injury ... matched his season high with 14 points against UAB (12/4) ... had six points and three boards in the loss to Tennessee (12/2) ... returned from a knee injury to score 14 points in the win over North Florida (11/29), scoring his first field goal of the season on a steal and dunk ... missed the Chattanooga, Morgan State, Louisville, Charleston and Arkansas games with a knee injury, ending a string of 37 straight starts ... played sparingly in the season opener against Appalachian State (11/14), and his status for the UTC game was questionable with a left knee injury. 2008-09: Finished third on the team with 15.3 points and first with 7.7 boards a contest ... scored 521 points on the year, which ranks just outside the Top 10 scoring seasons individually in school history … earned Atlantic Sun Conference All-Tournament team honors … posted 10 double-doubles on the year, including a stretch of eight double-doubles during the team’s final 14 games of the year … played 37 minutes, scoring eight points and grabbing eight boards against No. 1 seeded Pittsburgh (3/20) in the NCAA Tournament first round … eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career with a free throw at the 2:06 mark of the second half against USC Upstate (2/19) ... went on to post his seventh career double-double with 20 points and 11 boards against the Spartans (2/19) … collected his 10th career double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds in the A-Sun title win over Jacksonville (3/7) ... scored 19 points and grabbed seven boards in the win over Belmont (3/6) ... posted his ninth career double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Stetson (3/4) … matched his career high with five assists and posted his sixth career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to Lipscomb (2/16) ... had 20 points in the loss to Belmont (2/14) ... posted a third straight double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win over FGCU (2/7) ... had his second straight double-double by posting 14 rebounds and matching his career high with 24 points on a season-best nine field goals in the win over North Florida (2/1) ... posted career bests for rebounds (18) and minutes (45), while posting a double-double with 16 points against Jacksonville (1/30) ... scored a season-high 22 points for the second straight game, helping the Bucs to a win over Upstate (1/26) ... had a season-high 22 points in the win over Campbell (1/22) ... scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in the win over Stetson (1/10) ... banked in the game-winning basket with 4.5 seconds left in the Bucs win over Jacksonville (1/3) ... scored a team-high 19 points and dished out a team-best four assists in the win over Kennesaw State (12/23) ... played a career-high 40 minutes and posted a season-best four assists to go with 10 points in the win over Chattanooga (12/17) ... had a career-high nine free throws and season-high three assists to go along with 15 points in the win over Appalachian State (12/13) ... scored a season-high 20 points and matched his personal best for 3-pointers with four against Mercer (12/5) ... had 16 points in the win at Marshall (12/2) ... had a career-high 11 rebounds and posted his second career double-double with 10 points against Tennessee Tech (11/24) ... collected his first career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Temple. 2007-08: Finished fourth on the team with 4.8 rpg ... reached double figures scoring 10 times during the season … enjoyed two of his best games of the year during the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament, scoring 10 points and grabbing four rebounds in the win over Lipscomb (3/6), and playing a season-high 32 minutes en route to scoring 13 points in the loss to Belmont (3/7) … had a strong performance against Campbell (2/25), scoring 11 points and not missing a shot on the night, as well as grabbing seven rebounds ... collected a team-high six rebounds and scored 10 points in the win over FGCU (2/8) ... netted 14 points and grabbed seven assists in a strong effort against Gardner-Webb (1/12) ... scored 10 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists in the win over Campbell (1/10) ... had a career-high three blocks and scored 13 points in the win over USC Upstate (1/5) ... returned to his freshman jersey No. 1 and rekindled his game, posting season highs for points (15), 3-pointers (3) and free throws (6) in the win over Appalachian State ... scored seven, dished out four assists and grabbed four rebounds in a solid effort against Georgia (12/21) ... had a career-high four assists in the win over Marshall (12/4) ... set a new career high with 10 rebounds in the win over UNCA (11/24) ... enjoyed his best game of the year so far at Marshall (11/20), matching career highs for rebounds (8) and steals (3), while pitching in 13 points. 2006-07: Was named to the A-Sun All-Freshman Team ... was also an All-Tournament Selection ... finished tied for second on the team with 11.0 points per contest ... netted double figures scoring in 21 games this season ... fifth in the A-Sun in free throw percentage at 80 percent ... netted nine points and grabbed seven rebounds in the loss to Clemson (3/14) in the NIT ... scored 17, 14 and 11 points, respectively, against Stetson, Lipscomb and Belmont in the A-Sun Tournament ... netted a career-high 24 points and 10 field goals in the win over Mercer (2/24) ... scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting against Stetson (2/22) ... matched his career high with 20 points in the loss to Jacksonville (2/8) ... picked a great time for his second career block, stopping the possible game-winning shot by Thomas Sanders as the Bucs held on for a win over Gardner-Webb (2/2) ... scored a team-high 14 points against GW ... netted 13 points and matched his career high for rebounds with eight in the win over UNF (1/13) ... scored 14 points in the win over Campbell (1/9) ... matched his career high with three steals against Gardner-Webb (1/7), including two late in the game that helped seal the ETSU win ... set career highs for free throws (7), free throws attempted (7), rebounds (8) and minutes (39) in the dramatic win over Lipscomb (1/4), scoring a team-high 17 points ... had then career highs for free throws (5), free throws attempted (6) and assists (5) in the loss to Tennessee (12/30), scoring 11 points ... posted a career high for rebounds with seven and matched career highs for minutes (32) and 3-point field goals (4), scoring a team-high 16 points in the win over Radford (12/21) ... set new career highs for points (20), field goals (7), 3-point goals (4) and rebounds (6) in the win over Milligan (12/9) ... one of only two Bucs to score in double figures against Vanderbilt (12/5), posting 10 points ... had a career-high four assists in the win over Stetson (12/2) ... reached his previous career high with 13 points and set a new career high with six field goals in the win over Mercer (11/30), scoring four points in the final two minutes to give the Bucs the win ... matched his career high for field goals (4) and assists (2), and scored eight points in the win over Southern (11/25) at the South Padre Island Invitational ... scored double figures in four of his first five collegiate games ... had a career-high 13 points and 32 minutes of floor time in the loss to Auburn (11/19) ... posted new career highs for minutes (29) and rebounds (3), and matched previous marks for 3-point field goals attempted (5) and free throws attempted (4) in the win over Chattanooga (11/15) ... made his collegiate debut against UVa.-Wise (11/10), earning a spot in the starting lineup and scoring 11 points in 18 minutes of action. High school: Ranks as one of Missouri’s most prolific scorers ever, netting a total of 2,627 points in his career and ranking 14th all-time in MSHSAA history … his career stats also include 1,508 rebounds (4th all-time), 588 assists (11th all-time) and 427 steals (2nd all-time), and he helped his high school to four straight district titles, three sectional appearances and one state championship … in his four-year career, Van-Far enjoyed four 20-win seasons for an overall 94-25 record … as a senior, Smith scored 777 points (26.8 ppg), grabbed 414 rebounds (14.2 rpg), dished out 163 assists (5.6 apg) and collected 100 steals (3.45 spg) … he earned all-state honors in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and was one of three finalists for Mr. Show Me Basketball. Personal: Majoring in Business … son of Dale and Kelly Smith … born
July 17, 1987.