The goodbyes continue…
Smith became a part of the team in 2012, as a freshman. The 6-3 guard earned Rookie of the Year after playing in 23 games and averaging 7.9 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest. He also shot 40.8 percent from beyond-the-arc.
As a senior, he started all 25 games and averaged 12.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists a matchup. Smith was the team’s leading scorer and in January, became the school’s seventeenth basketball player to score 1,000 points.
Over his four years at UChicago, Smith averaged 11.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists a game. He appeared in 98 matchups total, starting 80 of them, on 25.3 minutes of play. Smith comes in tenth in career points made (1,160), seventh in free throws (248) and is tied for eighth in three-pointers (146).
As an economics major, the Chicago native is leaving behind basketball to start a new chapter in New York.
“This summer, I will be traveling abroad for a few weeks and then preparing to start work. I’ll be moving to New York to do credit research at JP Morgan.”
And while there are certainly things Smith is looking forward to, he will also miss the guys.
“I’m excited to be starting the next chapter in my life and never having to do an Econ problem set again, but I will miss my friends and teammates. I met so many great people during my four years here and it’s going to be weird to not have them in my everyday life anymore. Roll roons!”
Your UChicago family wishes you well, Jordan! Maroon pride!