Orlando “G.G.” Smith is assisting the UK basketball program as a team manager for the second season. Smith assists the staff with various assignments in practice and in games.
The elder son of UK coach Tubby Smith lettered four seasons as a 5-10 point guard for the Georgia Bulldogs. He earned his health and physical education degree from Georgia in December, 1999.
In 1999-00, he moved to Lexington and served as a teacher and an assistant coach at Lexington Catholic High School. He’s now in his second year as a graduate student at UK, working on his master’s degree in sports management.
As a Bulldog, the floor leader became the 29th member of UGA’s 1,000-point club (1,131 points), finished second on the Dawgs’ all-time career assist list (440) and shares the school record for most games played (129). He had a career-high 27 points vs. Fresno State in ’98 and in the process set the school record for most three-pointers made in a game with nine.
He was an Academic All-Southeastern Conference selection as a senior and was a third-team All-SEC pick as a junior after averaging 13.5 ppg and 4.8 apg. For his career, he shot 38.6 percent from three-point range.
Smith, 24, is single.