Former Husker basketball standout Andre Smith has died. He was 64 years old.
A two-time All-Big Eight first-team selection, Smith was named the conference’s player of the year as a senior in 1981. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 18.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game that season. Smith is one of only two Nebraska players to ever earn a conference player of the year award – Venson Hamilton in 1998 being the other.
A seventh-round draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1981, Smith was inducted into the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994.