#21 Derrik Smits
|HIGH SCHOOL [PREV. SCHOOL]||Zionsville|
2016-17: Appeared in all 33 games for the Crusaders during his first season of action, starting 15 consecutive games Dec. 28-Feb. 17 ... averaged 3.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in 12.8 minutes per game of play ... finished second on the team with 17 blocked shots on the year ... scored first career points in nine-point effort in win over Ball State Nov. 27 ... posted strong game to open Horizon League play at UIC Dec. 30, finishing with 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting and six rebounds - both of which were season highs ... would go on to grab six rebounds in a game four more times over the last two-plus months of the season ... hit all three of his field goal attempts to finish with eight points in Jan. 8 win over Detroit Mercy ... tallied nine points in win at Cleveland State Jan. 14 ... blocked season-high three shots in victory over UIC Jan. 22 ... went 5-of-7 from the floor for 10 points and recorded a season-best five assists in Feb. 9 win against Cleveland State ... went 4-for-5 from the field to finish with eight points at Detroit Mercy Feb. 19.
2015-16: Sat out season due to injury ... awarded medical redshirt and maintained four seasons of eligibility.
Prep: Named an Indiana All-Star following his senior year at Zionsville H.S. ... had eight points, five rebounds and three blocks in Indiana's win over Kentucky to clinch two-game series sweep ... averaged 14.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game as a senior, helping lead Zionsville to 19 wins ... scored 10.6 points per game as a junior ... a two-time All-Conference honoree ... played AAU for Spiece Indy Heat.
Personal: Son of Rik and Candice Smits ... father played 12 seasons in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers and was an NBA All-Star in 1998 ... major is communication, with a minor in business administration.