A smart, savvy player with good floor leadership characteristics... Solid jump shot... Physically strong for a freshman his size... One of three walk-on players on the roster.
Prepped at Santa Margarita Catholic High in Santa Margarita, Calif... Enjoyed a stellar prep career which included a sensational senior campaign... Averaged 15.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists in leading his prep team to a 29-4 record... Named CIF Division III-AA Player of the Year, Orange County Player of the Year and third-team all-state... Was co-most valuable player of the Serra League... As a junior he earned all-CIF, all-conference and team most valuable player accolades... Same high school that produced San Diego State quarterback Matt Dlugolecki.
Full name is Tyler John Smith... Born June 10, 1985, in Huntington Beach, Calif... Son of Suzanne and Steve Smith... Has three brothers... Older brother Chris attended San Diego State... Brother Travis played basketball at San Diego... A business administration major.