15 - Zukye Smith
Zukye Smith
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chesterfield, Va.
High School: LC Bird HS
Position: G/F

As a sophomore (2010-2011): Played in 25 games, including one start...Averaged four points and four rebounds per game...Registered six points and eight rebounds against Milligan (Nov. 22)...Season-high 11 rebounds against Converse (Feb. 17)...Poured in season-high 11 points against Coker (Feb. 26).

As a freshman (2009-2010): Played in 21 games, including one start...Tallied 24 points and 39 rebounds in limited action.

High School: Graduated from Lloyd C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, Va…Coached by Chevette Waller.

Personal: Full name is Zukye Nilaja Smith...Born on Aug. 14, 1992 in New York, N.Y…Daughter of Mike and Zurina Smith…Has two brothers, Zumour and Zumani Smith…Majoring in pre-professional biology…Plans to attend medical school…Community service activities while at LMC include, Mountain Day team service and Bristol Motor Speedway.

More about Zukye: Favorite movie: “Set It Off”…Favorite sports team: Boston Celtics…Favorite athlete: Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics…Favorite saying by Zukye’s head coach: “It’s like meat and potatoes”…Zukye can’t imagine a week without: Music…Zukye is as good as anyone at: Academics…Zukye’s most memorable moment in sports: State semi-finals in high school…Zukye’s advice to kids: “You can do whatever you put your mind to; stay determined”…Favorite colors: Red, baby blue and burgundy…Favorite food: Seafood…Favorite sport other than basketball: Football…People Zukye most admires: Her little brothers…Best advice Zukye has ever been given: “Eat to live, don’t live to eat”…The toughest player Zukye has ever played against: Bonae Holsten of North Carolina State University…What people don’t know about Zukye: She is very shy around a group of people she doesn’t know.