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Jon  Smith

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RS Senior

Grove City, Ohio

High School:
Grove City

Last College:
Saint Louis University

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 189



Ohio vs. Cleveland State - Post-Game Quotes

Head coach Jim Christian and student-athletes Stevie Taylor and Antonio Campbell meet with the media following Ohio's 64-62 win over Cleveland State on March 19.


Ohio Renews Rivalry With Akron In MAC Quarters

The Bobcats and Zips tip off Thursday at 6:30 p.m. inside Quicken Loans Arena


#MACtion: Ohio Takes Down Miami, 63-55

Bobcats best Redhawks for the third time this season


Ohio And Miami Battle In MAC Second Round Wednesday

The No. 5 seed Bobcats will take on the No. 8 RedHawks at 6:30 p.m. inside Quicken Loans Arena


Ohio Opens Road Swing With Tuesday Game At BGSU

The Bobcats and Falcons square off at 7 p.m. on March 4 inside the Stroh Center


Ohio vs. Denver - AP Photos

Ohio vs. Denver - AP Photos


Men's Basketball: Ohio vs.Western Michigan

Men's Basketball: Ohio vs.Western Michigan

Jon Smith Photo Gallery

Started first 11 games of the season for Ohio and saw action in all 34 contests...Averaged 4.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 16.2 minutes per game...Third on the team in rebounding, first in blocks...Shot 60.7 percent (65-107) from the field...Team was 12-2 when he blocked at least two shots...Led the team with 47 blocks and posted at least one block in 18 of his final 23 games...Seventh in MAC with 1.4 blocks per game; fifth in conference games (1.6 bpg)...Notched at least five rebounds in 12 games...Paced the `Cats with eight rebounds and four blocks in the season-opening win over Portland (Nov. 10)...Tied a career-high with 13 points and added six rebounds vs. Richmond on Nov. 24...Registered 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds at Memphis on Dec. 5...Posted seven points and team-high seven rebounds vs. Buffalo (Jan. 9)...Posted six points and was 4-of-5 from the free throw line at Akron (Feb. 2)...Six points and four blocks at Ball State (Feb. 6)...Notched seven points, six rebounds (five offensive) and a team-high four blocks vs. #24 Akron (2/27/13)...Tallied nine points, a season-high 10 rebounds and two blocks vs. Miami on March 10.

Finished fourth in the Mid-American Conference with 56 blocked shots, an average of 1.2 per contest ... Also finished fourth in the MAC with 84 offensive rebounds, an average of 2.3 per contest ... Started all but one contest in his first season with the Bobcats ... Notched a career-high 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, to go with seven rebounds in a win at Miami ... Scored in double figures for the first time with 11 points and nine rebounds in a win at Portland ... Had blocks in 25 games including the most by a Bobcats in nine years with six swats against Marietta College ... Notched four blocks in the MAC Championship win over Akron ... Recorded double-digit rebounds in two games, wins over Marietta and Buffalo ... Led Ohio in rebounding nine times, all Bobcat wins ... Multiple assists in four different games, including the NCAA Tournament win over Michigan ... Set his career-mark with four steals in the contest at Kent State

Prior to Ohio
Smith played in all but one contest during the 2009-10 season for St. Louis, while averaging 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds, to go along with 32 blocks. The 6-7 forward shot 58 percent from the field and was a key contributor off the bench for SLU. He scored in double figures three times, including a career-high 15 against Charlotte and 11 against Mid-American Conference opponent Bowling Green. Smith also snared a career-high 11 rebounds against NCAA Tournament participant Richmond.

High School
Smith was named the Ohio Capital Conference Player of the Year and first-team All-Central District after averaging 18.8 points and being ranked by Scouting Ohio as the No. 12 senior in the state while at Grove City. He was one of 15 players chosen for the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game, and was selected to play in the Ohio North-South All-Star Game along with being a member of Lebron James' King James Shooting Stars AAU team. Smith also registered a triple-double in the District I championship game with 26 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocks.

Majoring in specialized studies.

Points 13 on two occasions (last vs. Richmond, November 24, 2012)
Field Goals Made 6 on two occasions (last vs. Richmond, November 24, 2012)
3-Pt Field Goals Made N/A
Free Throws Made 4 on four occasions (last at Akron, February 2, 2013)
Rebounds 11 vs. Marietta (December 14, 2011)
Assists 2 on four occasions (last at Denver, March 19, 2013)
Blocks 6 vs. Marietta (December 14, 2011)
Steals 4 at Kent State (February 29, 2012)
Year GP-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct Rbs-Avg PF A BK S Pts-Avg
2011-12 37-36 19.6 51-83 .614 0-0 .000 30-44 .682 168-4.5 90 17 46 23 132-3.6
2012-13 34-11 16.3 65-107 .607 0-0 .000 32-45 .711 123-3.6 87 10 47 25 162-4.8
Total 71-47 18.0 116-190 .611 0-0 .000 62-89 .697 291-4.1 74 27 93 48 294-4.1