Grad Year: 1993
Year Inducted: 2004
Troy Smith ’93 enjoyed an outstanding four-year basketball career at Rhode Island College from 1986-90. He played in a RIC record 107 career games and closed out his career with 1,719 points, which ranks him sixth all-time. Smith also compiled 1,184 career rebounds, which is second all-time. He is one of only three players ever at RIC to score 1,000 or more points and grab 1,000 or more rebounds.
The forward/center was a prolific shooter who ranks third all-time with a .596 career field goal percentage (670-1,124). During his career, he helped the Anchormen post a four-year record of 67-42 for a .615 winning percentage. He led the team in both scoring and rebounding three times in his four-year career.
The Jersey City, New Jersey native was a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Second Team All-American, named First Team All-New England, First Team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), was the Little East Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-Little East as a senior in 1989-90.
Smith was also named the Little East Conference Co-Player of the Year, earned First Team All-Little East, as well as Second Team All-New England and All-ECAC, honors as a junior in 1988-89. Smith is one of only three All-Americans in Rhode Island College men’s basketball history, which dates back to the 1930s. Ricky Wilson ‘72 and Alex Butler ’97 are the other two.
He is single and resides in Jersey City, New Jersey.