2012-13 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Clyde Smith III saw action in 23 games off the bench during his true freshman campaign, including 12 Big 12 contests ... finished the season seventh on the team in assists and ninth in scoring ... led TCU three times in helpers ... made his TCU debut during the season opener vs. Cal Poly (Nov. 9), playing eight minutes ... played 13 minutes against Centenary (Nov. 12), recording his first career points (three) and rebounds (two) ... dished out his first three career assists while tallying four points vs. Prairie View A&M (Nov. 18) ... scored a career-high five points against Navy (Nov. 20) ... pulled down a personal-best four rebounds vs. Northwestern (Nov. 23) ... played 21 minutes against UAB (Nov. 24), his high total for the season ... scored four points and added a career-best two steals during TCU's home loss to Iowa State (Jan. 19) ... played 18 turnover-free minutes at the point during the home win over No. 5 Kansas (Feb. 6) while filling in for Kyan Anderson, who was in foul trouble.
Clyde Smith III, a Houston native, arrived at TCU after spending three seasons at a New England-area prep school, The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. ... a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Smith was ranked as the nation's No. 50 point guard prospect by ESPN and the No. 27 overall player in the state of Texas ... New England Recruiting Report rated him as the No. 3 prospect overall in the state of Connecticut and No. 12 in all of New England. He is coached at The Hotchkiss School by Fred Benjamin ... prior to attending Hotchkiss, played his freshman year at Houston-area Cypress Creek High School ... played for the Hew Heights club team on the New York City AAU ciruit ... in addition to basketball, also compted in track and field at Hotchkiss, finishing third in the long jump at the 2012 New England Championships ... also recruited by Boston, Boston College, Iowa, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Stanford, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Western Kentucky.
OFF THE COURT
Parents are Clyde Smith Jr. and Karen Jordan ... has two sisters, Keisha and Latoya ... is the first member of his family to earn a college athletics scholarship ... plans to major in business.
CAREER HIGHS Points: 5 (11/20/12 vs. Navy) Rebounds: 4 (11/23/12 vs. Northwestern) Field Goald: 2 (1/19/13 vs. Iowa State) Field Goal Attempts: 6 (11/18/12 vs. Prairie View A&M) 3-Pointers: 1, 2x (last 11/20/12 vs. Navy) 3-Point Attempts: 2, 2x (last 11/20/12 vs. Navy) Free Throws: 2, 2x (last 11/20/12 vs. Navy) Free Throw Attempts: 4 (11/20/12 vs. Navy) Assists: 3 (11/18/12 vs. Prairie View A&M) Blocked Shots: None Steals: 2, 2x (last 2/6/13 vs. Kansas) Minutes: 21 (11/24/12 vs. UAB)