Honors & Awards
- No. 62 Player in the Nation (ESPN HoopGurlz, 2014)
- No. 18 Wing in the Nation (ESPN HoopGurlz, 2014)
- First-Team Washington Class 1A (2013)
- First-Team Washington Class 2B (2012)
The final piece of Nebraska’s recruiting class, Chandler Smith completed a class that was ranked 16th nationally even before she was added. Smith, who plays point guard for her high school and club teams, is ranked as the No. 18 wing in the country and No. 62 player overall in the ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100.
The 6-0 guard from Brewster High School in Washington, averaged 21.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 4.2 steals for the Bears as a junior. The two-time Washington all-state led Brewster to the Class 1A state title in 2013 and to a 2012 Class 2B state runner-up finish.
"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 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 averaged 21.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 4.2 steals per game as a junior.
Smith, who will enter her fourth season as a varsity starter in 2013-14, 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."