20 - KJ Smith
KJ Smith
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165
Year: RS Sophomore
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA.
Position: Guard
EXP: 1V
Previous School: Jackson State

Cal State Northridge: A transfer from Jackson State … Will add depth to the point-guard position at CSUN.

2012-13 Season (Freshman, Jackson State):
Played in 14 games.

High School:
Graduated from Campbell Hall High School in 2011 where he helped the team to a 19-9 record and a 9-1 conference mark … During his senior season, scored a season-high 17 points (7-for-11 from the floor, 3-for-6 from behind the arc) against Crossroads High School … During his junior campaign, scored a career-high 32 points along with ten steals vs Slymar … A three-year starter … In 2008, a member of the 31-5 Campbell Hall team that won the Division IV state championship … Ranked 12th nationally.

Matador Memo:
Born April 16, 1993 in Los Angeles, Ca. … Son of Kenny Smith and Joanna Collins … His favorite team is the Los Angeles Lakers and his favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant … His favorite actor is Jordan Jones (best friend) and his favorite actress is Dakota Fanning (former classmate) … Loves to watch Entourage … His favorite movie is Space Jam … Loves to eat French fries but stays away from onions … His favorite band is Don’t Believe the Hype … Kid Cudi is his favorite solo artist … Chose CSUN because it is closer to home, and likes Coach Chris Pompey, who he says is a gentleman … His greatest sports moment was winning the California state basketball title … His embarrassing moment was playing the saxophone for the first time in front of his whole school … Jrue Holiday is the best athlete he has played against … Loves the pressure of being a student-athlete … The toughest part about being an athlete, according to KJ, is condtioning and getting enough rest … Picked uniform #20 because of his age, and because Gary Peyton (wore in #20 in the pros) is the man … His pre-game ritual is to wear his socks inside out … If KJ was president of the NCAA for one day, he would pay student-athletes and allow them to transfer whenever … His favorite website is worldstarship.com … The most famous person K.J. has met was Michael Jordan … Would like to switch places for a day with LeBron James … Would have liked to have dinner with Dr. Martin Luther King and Ghandi … If K.J. had a million dollars, he would double it … The best advice K.J. ever received was “hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard” … His advice to young people is to “keep your head up. Better days are ahead” … The title of his autobiography would be “Simply K.J. … A Sophisticated Man” … Can’t imagine going a week without K.J.’s family and friends … If K.J. could change one thing about the world today is to end racism … His mom always makes him smile, and says she is his hero … According to KJ, his mom never gives up.