Honors & Awards
- Washington Class 1A Player of the Year (2014)
- First-Team Washington Class 1A (2013, 2014)
- Washington Class 1A Tournament MVP (2013)
- First-Team Washington Class 2B (2012)
- No. 62 Player in the Nation (ESPN HoopGurlz, 2014)
- No. 18 Wing in the Nation (ESPN HoopGurlz, 2014)
The final piece of Nebraska’s recruiting class, Chandler Smith completed a class that was ranked No. 9 nationally by ESPN - the highest ranking in Husker history. Smith, who played point guard for her high school and club teams, was ranked as the No. 18 wing in the country and No. 62 player overall in the ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100.
As a senior in 2013-14, Smith captured Washington Class 1A Player-of-the-Year honors after claiming first-team all-state accolades for the third consecutive season.
The 6-0 guard was a first-team Class 1A all-state pick and the MVP of the Class 1A state tournament after leading Brewster High School to the state title. As a junior, Smith averaged 21.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 4.2 steals for the Bears.
"Chandler will thrive in our offensive system," Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. "She is a great passer, both in transition and half court. She has very good handles and can shoot. She is a good three-point shooter and hit the dribble jumper. She is smart, competitive, has great length and size on the perimeter and is a savvy player. Chandler is a mature young lady and a great student."
Smith was named the Washington Class 1A Player of the Year as a senior in 2014, while capturing first-team all-state honors for the third consecutive season. She was a first-team Class 1A pick and the state tournament MVP as a junior in 2013, after earning first-team Class 2B all-state honors as a sophomore in 2012.
She capped her prep career by scoring 18 points to lead Washington to an all-star win over Oregon in the Northwest Shootout.
Smith powered Brewster to a Class 1A state championship as a junior in 2013. She scored 26 points and had 10 rebounds in the Bears’ 72-46 victory over Castle Rock in the state title game in Yakima on March 2. Smith hit four three-pointers and had 22 points in the first half alone to fuel the championship game victory. The Bears finished with a 26-1 record and Smith was a first-team all-state selection for the second straight year for Coach Roger Boesel. Smith was also a Class 1A Sportsmanship Award winner at the state tournament.
Smith averaged 21.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 4.2 steals per game as a junior.
Smith, who was a four-year varsity starter, erupted for 35 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks as a sophomore in the 2012 Class 2B championship game against Reardan. Brewster fell by a narrow margin in the title game, but Smith was named a first-team Class 2B all-stater.
As a freshman in 2010-11, Smith averaged 16.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 5.7 steals and 1.5 blocked shots in 23 games for Brewster.
Smith played her club basketball for the Northwest Blazers Orange.
Smith, who lives on a ranch outside of Okanogan, Wash., chose Nebraska over Gonzaga, Baylor and Arizona State.
"Nebraska stuck out for me because of its agriculture program, the coaches and players," Smith said. "Overall, it's a great fit."