NaLyssa Smith Biography

NaLyssa Smith is a professional American Basketball player for Baylor University and plays a Power Forward Position. She was a member of the United States Women’s national under-18 basketball team and played at the 2018 FIBA America’s U18 Championship where her team won the gold medal in Mexico City. Along with that she has been honored with Wade Trophy, Katrina McClain Award, United States Basketball Writers Association, and other awards. Currently, she was selected 2nd overall in the 2022 WNBA draft by Indian Fever and will be seen playing for them.

Early Life

NaLyssa Smith was born on 8th August 2000 in San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. The names of her parents are Nikki Smith and Rodney Smith. She also has a brother whose name is Rodney Jr. Since her family is talented in the field of sports. She learned to play basketball and used to play with her father and brother. NaLyssa has completed her high school education at East Central High School. For her higher and further education, she enrolled herself at Baylor University. Over there she actively participated to play for their basketball team.

NaLyssa Smith Career

NaLyssa started her career as a sports personality. She played basketball at her high school. Over there she had an average of 23.4 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 3.4 blocks per game as a senior. Later she focused on the game at Baylor University. In her freshman year, she was seen in 38 games and scored 5.1 rebounds per game, 0.4 assists per game, 0.4 steals per game, and 8.4 points per game. She came off the bench to replace her injured teammate Cox and won a match against Notre Dame in the National Championship game.

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Next year as a sophomore she had a score of 14.3 points per game, 8 rebounds, 0.6 assists per game, and 0.9 steals per game. She won first-team All-Big 12 and has also led her team in double-doubles with 11. In her junior year, she improved her performance and average score as she was seen in 31 games. Her scores were 18 points per game, 8.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists per game, and 1.2 steals per game. Recently in 2022 she underwent WNBA Draft and was picked overall No. 2 by Indiana Fever.

NaLyssa Smith Biography

Real Name NaLyssa Smith
Birth Date 8 August 2000
Age (as of 2022) 21 Years
Birth Place San Antonio, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Profession Basketball Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Leo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 82 kg  –  in Pounds –  180 lbs
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic


Father Rodney Smith
Mother Nikki Smith
Brother Rodney Smith Jr.


School East Central High School
College Baylor University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her boyfriend? None

Personal Life

NaLyssa is currently single. The information about her previous relationship has not been revealed to the media yet. She is very passionate and focused on her career as she enjoys playing basketball. It seems that she spends most of her time with her friends and family along with that she is professionally being trained for her upcoming basketball matches.

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NaLyssa Smith Net Worth

NaLyssa Smith must have earned a whopping income from her basketball career. She receives her income by performing well in the match and by winning the matches through prize money. Along with that, she must have also received various brand endorsement deals. The exact information about her net worth has not been shared with the media yet.


  • Her father used to play basketball for UTSA Roadrunners men’s basketball.
  • Her father has nailed a shot from half-court to win $6,600 in gas money from Big 12 tournaments sponsor Philips 66.
  • His brother played soccer for the University of Saint Mary.
  • She was a five-star and no.3 recruit by ESPN.
  • She received offers to play college basketball from South Carolina, Ohio State, and Louisville.
  • The name of her coach at Baylor University was Kim Mulley.
  • In the 2019 FIBA Under 19 Women’s Basketball World Cup, she withdrew herself due to injury.

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