2 - Travis Smith
Travis Smith
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Johns Island, S.C.
High School: Porter-Gaud School
Previous College: Gulf Coast CC
Position: G
Major: Business (sports management)

2011-12
Played in 30 games, proving to be a valuable commodity in the sixth man role … Averaged 21.7 minutes per appearance and averaged 8.8 points per game … Ranked third among A-Sun players in three-point shooting percentage (42.9%) … One of four Mercer players to shoot better than 80% from the free throw line … Scored in double figures 13 times … Scored at least 10 points in five of Mercer’s last seven games … Booked 10 points in his first appearance of the season at Samford (12/7) … Narrowly missed a double-double with a season-high eight rebounds and 11 points against Lipscomb (2/29) … Had a season-high 17 points in Mercer’s CIT Championship victory at Utah State (3/28) … Named to the CIT All-Tournament team after averaging 11.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.4 points in five games.

 

2010-11
Played at Gulf Coast Community College under Jay Powell ... Was selected first team All-Panhandle League ... Averaged 14.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game ... Shot 83% from the free throw stripe.

 

2009-10
Began his collegiate career at NCAA Division I member Presbyterian College ... Set program single game and single season assist records.

 

High School
A 2009 graduate of the Porter-Gaud School  ... Prep coaches were Randy Clark and John Pearson ... Helped lead the team to the state title in the 2005-06 season ... Played club basketball for Georgia elite and under direction of Curtis Wheeler.

 

Personal
Born April 14, 1991 in Charleston, S.C. ... Son of Randy and Pearl Smith ... Has one older brother ... Was also recruited by the University of California-Riverside ... His favorite athlete is Kevin Garnett and his favorite sports team is the Dallas Cowboys ... Likes to eat red rice and fish for pre-game meals ... Would like to pursue a career in coaching and athletics administration on the high school level ... A business (sports management) major.

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