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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1990 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21809.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1990 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21809

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1990 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 18, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21809.

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Transcript MAD BOMBER Smith king of three-point land F livery time Byron Smith stepped though he was successful, he felt out on the court to play basketball for their program wasn't challenging UH, he was fulfilling a childhood enough and decided to transfer to dream. Tyler Junior College. Not only did As a youngster in Bossier City, La., the year at Tyler give him exposure, Smith used to dream about playing it helped him with his three-point- ball for the Cougars. shot. While in junior high, Smith would "They recruited me out of high watch Phi Slama Jama and hope he school, but I was young and attached 99 would someday have a chance of playing for the Cougars. "That's the main reason I came here. Benny Anders was from Bernice (La.), a small town not too far from where I lived and I was in awe of him. The day I saw him doing all those fantastic dunks, I just hoped I would have a chance to come and play here," he said. Smith started shooting outside shots at an early age, because that was the only way he could play with the older guys. A janitor at Smith's junior high school would open the gym on weekends and weeknights, and Smith would find his way inside to play. I would stay down there until one or two in the morning shooting I love the game and want to be around it as long as possible. 44 to my mother. She gives me a lot of support. I wish I would have gone to Tyler to begin with. Smith's stint at Tyler helped ease the transition to Division I basketball. "I really didn't have that hard of a time making the transition. I played in a tough conference (Texas Eastern), and Roy Thomas is a great coach," he said. In his season at Tyler, Smith averaged 17 points and three rebounds a game. Smith led the Southwest Conference in three point shooting. Of his future, Smith said he hopes to be in basketball the rest of his life. A physical education major, Smith said he wants to coach after his playing days. "I tell people that I don't think that basketball. The only way that I could much about the NBA, but when you be effective was to shoot from the go out and have good games against outside. I mean, I was a kid playing good teams, you can't help but to against 35 and 40-year-old men." think about it. I love the game and Upon graduating from high want to be around it for as long as school, Smith chose to attend North- possible." he said.-Tom Fontaine western State University, and even K *yron Smith sets up another three-pointer. Photo by Thomas Nguyen. *Jmith shows versatility driving to the hoop.Photo Thomas Nguyen. 99 Byron is a tremendous asset to our team and a great three point shooter. He is definitely one of the best in the Southwest Conference. -UH Head Basketball Coach Pat Foster. 99 I have 100% confidence in my shooting ability from three point range. -Byron Smith. 99 99 3mith takes a quick "jumper" from the line. Photo by Thomas Nguyen. Jmith is "unstoppable" on the fast break. Photo by Thomas Nguyen. *\> IHf SI Ik '^J wk 1 I^^^^H ^"^J ^Hfc^^r^^l 286 RESbHOl REDpMOT 287