Coach Terry Says:
"Deidra will be be a great low-post presence in the paint. Her work ethic and determination will push her to develop into a great player. She has great hands and can finish well. She is one of our best post defenders on the team and has the ability and athleticism to really cause problems for our opponents."
At Boston College
Played one season at Boston College ... Played in 29 games and started on three occasions ... Averaged 2.7 points and 1.7 rebounds ... Averaged just over 10 minutes per outing (10.6) and ranked third on the squad in field-goal percentage with a .431 mark ... Tallied 48 rebounds and scored a season-high 11 points against Wake Forest.
At Denver East High School
Graduated from Denver East High School in 2011, where she played for coach Dwight Berry ... Was named both a first-team all-state and first-team all-conference honoree as a senior, averaging 14 points and seven boards a contest ... As a junior, she led the Angels to the 5A state title and was tabbed to the all-Colorado girls' basketball team by The Denver Post and the all-conference first team ... Began her prep career at Overland High in Aurora, Colo., where she also received first-team all-league and all-city accolades, and led the state in blocks as a sophomore ... Also competed in volleyball for two seasons.
Played for Colorado Hoopsters and coach Steve Fendry in 2008-09 ... During 2009-10, competed for Lady Survivors under coach Tommy Beal and Ring City for coach Maria Harper.
Deidra Marie Smith was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Daughter of Heather Murrell and Harvey Smith ... Is pursuing a criminal justice major with a minor in Africana Studies.