D'Frantz Smart

D'Frantz  Smart


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Whitney Young HS





Kuster Earns Team MVP Honor Again

Kuster Averaged a Double-Double


UAB Defeats Rice 76-42

Kuster Leads Rice with 16 Points


Kuster Leads Rice Past Houston, 64-50

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Owls Take On Cougars at C-USA Championship

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Memphis Comes Back to Beat Rice 65-60

Owls Five Seed for C-USA Championship


Rice WBB Post-game vs. Memphis

Rice WBB Post-game vs. Memphis


Williams 300th Career Victory

Williams 300th Career Victory


Rice vs. Tulane Post-game

Rice women's basketball vs. Tulane Post-game


Team co-captain

Career-assist leader at Rice - with 580 assists
Second on team with 11 points and 6 rebounds with 4 assists and 3 steals at Prairie View A&M... 5 rebounds and 4 steals vs. HBU... Career-high 8 steals (ties school record) with 5 points and 5 assists at Chicago State... 10 points and 3 assists at Valparaiso... 6 points and 2 assists vs. Alcorn State... Tied career-high with 8 steals vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi... Scored 7 points with game-high 7 assists at UCF... Scored 10 points with 5 rebounds vs. ECU and had 8 rebounds and 3 assists at Houston... Tallied 15 points in game at Marshall... Game-high 9 assists with 8 points in win at SMU... 7 assists (0 turnovers) with 6 rebounds vs. Houston... Tallied 8 points with 5 assists and 5 rebounds in win at UTEP... 7 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists vs. Memphis...Scored 10 points with 8 assists in C-USA tourney game vs. Houston... 7 points and 7 assists in C-USA tourney game vs. UAB.

Rice season record with 189 assists

Started all 32 games... Led the Owls with 189 assists and in steals with 75... Averaged a C-USA-high 6.2 assists per game... Scored 13 points against Montana State... Had 5 steals and 17 points against Florida International... Shot for 11 points with 6 rebounds vs. Baylor... Tallied 12 points and 6 rebounds in a win over SFA... Only Owl in double-digit scoring with 10 points vs. No. 8 Texas A&M... Game-high 8 assists with 7 points and 4 steals in win over Georgia State... 7 rebounds and 4 assists vs. Long Beach State... 7 assists in wins at HBU and at Northwestern State... 8 assists and 5 rebounds at Texas State... Season-high 10 assists with 3 steals vs. UCF... Game-high 9 assists vs. Marshall with 6 rebounds... Game-high 16 points with 8 rebounds and 6 assists vs. UAB... 11 points and game-high 9 assists in win at Tulane and 5 points and 7 assists vs. Tulsa with 7 steals... Scored 12 points with 7 rebounds, and 5 steals in win over SMU... Game-high 7 assists at Houston... Game-high 7 assists in win at Memphis... 5 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists vs. UTEP... 9 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists at Southern Miss... 6 points and 11 assists with zero turnovers vs. Tulane... 8 assists and 6 rebounds vs. Houston... Game-high 8 assists with 9 rebounds in win at SMU... Second on team with 13 points and 5 assists vs. Memphis at C-USA tournament... Scored 8 points in WNIT game at Missouri State.

Team co-MVP
Third-Team All-Conference USA
Conference USA Player of the Week - Jan. 18

Played in all 30 games with 28 starts... Second on team in scoring (9.4 ppg)... Led Rice with 130 assists, which is seventh-best in school history, and with 58 steals... Third on squad with 32 three-pointers made... Played 19 minutes and scored 13 points with 4 assists and 2 steals at UTA... Grabbed 5 rebounds with 4 points at #8 Texas A&M... Had 6 rebounds at Stephen F. Austin State and 7 rebounds vs. UALR... 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals in 20 minutes of action win over Sam Houston State... 5 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists at Lamar... Team-high 16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 4 assists vs. Northwestern State... Scored season-high 24 points with 7 assists and 3 steals vs. Hofstra... 8 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists at George Washington... Scored a game-high 18 points with a team-high 11 rebounds and 7 assists in 37 minutes vs. UTSA... 14 points and 3 assists at UTEP... Earned C-USA Player of the Week after scoring 12 points with 4 rebounds and 3 assists vs. Marshall and scoring 14 points with 5 assists, 3 rebounds, and a career-high 7 steals vs. East Carolina... Scored 11 points with 6 rebounds and 8 assists in 39 minutes vs. SMU... Tallied 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists vs. Tulsa... Scored 11 points with 6 rebounds vs. Houston and had 6 assists and 2 steals vs. UAB... Game-high 7 assists with 15 points at SMU... Game-high 7 assists with 8 rebounds to go with 14 points in 40 minutes at UCF... Scored game-high 22 points with 6 rebounds and 4 steals at Southern Miss... Dished 7 assists and scored 5 points vs. UTEP... Scored 14 points with 4 asssits vs. UTEP in C-USA tourney game.

Conference USA All-Freshmen Team
Started all 26 games played... Second on the team and 20th in C-USA in scoring at 10.8 points per game... Leading freshman scorer in C-USA... Led C-USA with 2.33 steals per game... Led Rice and ranked fifth in C-USA in assists 4.58... Second on team with 37 three-point field goals made... Averaged team-high 30.7 minutes played per game... Scored in double-digits 12 games... Team season-high 26 points vs. UT-Arlington with 9 assists... Tallied 22 vs. George Washington and 20 vs. UCLA... Scored 19 vs. UALR and at Tulane and also scored 17 vs. Furman and Tenn.-Martin... Dished out season-high 12 assists vs. Tulsa... Season-high 7 steals vs. Tulane and 6 thefts vs. Tenn.-Martin... 5 steals vs. Baylor, at Lafayette, and at UTEP... Season-high 8 rebounds vs. UT-Arlington and vs. Tulane... Near triple doubles vs. vs. UT-Arlington with 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists and vs. Tulane with 8 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 steals... Scored team-high 19 points with 5 assists at Memphis... Played on Lady Fire and Chicago Hoops AAU teams.

2008 graduate of Whitney Young High School... played for Corry Irvin and the Dolphins... Led Whitney Young to 2008 state championship and Top 25 ranking in USA Today High School poll... Averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game as a senior... runner-up 2008 Miss Illinois basketball... Four-time Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times All-Area selections... Three-time All-State pick... Ranked No. 110 overall and No. 22 at point guard by HoopGurlz.com.

Daughter of Larry and Pamela Smart... Born on October 12, 1990... Has one brother and sister... Member of Martel College.

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