ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
25 - Kenyatta Smith
Kenyatta Smith
Height: 6-8
Weight: 250
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sun Valley, Calif.
High School: Flintridge Preparatory School
Position: Center
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

Sophomore (2012-13):
Named Hamilton Fish '10 Most Improved Player ... Led Harvard and was second in the Ivy League with 2.1 blocks per game ... Played in 28 games, starting 15 ... Averaged 5.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game overall ... Scored 6.1 points and grabbed 4.9 rebounds per contest in league play ... Made 59 blocks, tying the program record for a single season ... Made a career-high five blocks and pulled down a career-best eight rebounds against MIT (Nov. 9) ... Grabbed seven boards at Saint Joseph's (Nov. 20) ... Scored a career-high nine points against Vermont (Nov. 27) ... Tied career-high with five blocks in only 16 minutes against Boston University (Dec. 11) ... Scored a career-best 11 points, going 4-of-4 from the field, and rejected three shots vs. Rice (Jan. 5) ... Rejected three shots and grabbed five boards at Memphis (Jan. 19) ... Grabbed six rebounds vs. Dartmouth (Jan. 26) ... Came down with six rebounds and added six points vs. Brown (Feb. 2) ... Set a Harvard record with 10 blocks and scored a career-best 20 points, while pulling down nine rebounds, against Penn (Feb. 15) ... Rejected six shots and tallied 14 points, going 5-of-5 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line, against Princeton (Feb. 16) ... Named Ivy League Player of the Week (Feb. 18) ... Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds at Penn (March 2) ... Rejected six shots and collected eight boards against Columbia (March 8) ... Had 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in an upset of No. 3 New Mexico in the second round of the NCAA tournament (March 21) ... Tallied 10 points and had five boards against Arizona in the third round of the NCAA tournament (March 23).

Freshman (2011-12):
Appeared in eight games ... Blocked a shot, came down with a rebound and hit a free throw in collegiate debut against MIT (Nov. 11) ... Scored first career basket, grabbed two rebounds and blocked a shot at Boston University (Dec. 10).

Background: 
Member of basketball and volleyball teams at Flintridge Preparatory School … Served as captain of both teams … Two-time Flintridge Athlete of the Year … Was twice named Prep League MVP … All-area Player of the Year in 2011 … John R. Wooden Player of the Year for California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Division V … All-CIF Division V-AA Player of the Year … All-state Division V first team … Led team to consecutive Prep League titles … Holds school records for most single season and career points, rebounds and blocks … Two-time MVP and all-league for volleyball … Named to All-CIF team in 2010 … Member of Key Club and Leo Club volunteer organizations … Has volunteered with the Special Olympics … Enjoys collecting sports memorabilia.

Kenyatta Smith with Michael Dukakis, former Governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic Nominee for President of the United States, at his Massachusetts residence. Governor Dukakis is a 1960 graduate of Harvard Law School, and now serves as a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University and a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at UCLA. He has also maintained a strong role within the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard School of Public Health.