OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University head women’s basketball coach Cleve Wright announced the signing of Jazz Smith (Toledo, Ohio/Rogers) to a National Letter of Intent on Tuesday. Smith will begin play for the RedHawks during the 2014-15 season.
Smith is a four-year letter winner playing for Toledo Rogers High School, which is coached by her father, Lamar Smith. She averaged 14 points per game as a freshman before injuries cut short her campaign. The injuries caused her to miss the majority of the next two years before she made a successful comeback during her senior season. She averaged 7.0 points and 2.0 assists per game for a talented Rogers squad that went 24-5 overall and was ranked 12th in the state. She was named First-Team All-City and Second-Team All-District. Smith was selected to represent Ohio in the Ohio vs. Indiana Division I/II All-Star Game, where she won the three-point contest.
"Jazz brings a toughness and strong work ethic to our squad,” said Wright. “She is smart and sees the floor well. We are happy she wants to help us build a championship culture here at Miami."
Smith is the fourth recruit to sign a National Letter Intent with Miami. She joins Kayla Brown (Westfield, Ind./Westfield), Baleigh Reid (Twinsburg, Ohio/Twinsburg) and Ana Richter (Oxford, Ohio/Talawanda), who each signed in November.