Women's Hoops' Rookies: Kaylon Smith

Forward looking forward to dancing into the heart of fans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team is adding seven freshman to its program for the 2019-20 season.

The diverse recruiting class was ranked ninth nationally by Blue Star Report.

This series will introduce and connect you with the newcomers before they even step onto the court for the Commodores.

Our third installment of the series is with Kaylon Smith, a 5-10 forward from West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Why Vanderbilt? 
My recruiting process was an unforgettable experience that was both exciting and stressful. Talking with all the coaching staff at Vanderbilt and seeing the campus, I immediately felt like it was the right fit for me.

What makes you most excited about living in Nashville? 
I’m excited to see all that the city has to offer. I’m especially excited to try all the great food.

What are you most looking forward to about playing at Vandy?
I’m looking forward to building a winning atmosphere and giving the fans a reason to come out and support us!

What do you love so much about the sport of basketball? 
Basketball is very therapeutic for me. It is something that will never change or turn its back on me. I also enjoy the competitiveness of basketball and creating lifelong relationships.

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Do you have any superstitions?
I don’t really have any superstitions but I do have a pregame ritual where I sit in the dark and visualize myself playing my best from tipoff to the final buzzer, listen to my music, then pray.

What is something that you want Vanderbilt fans to know about you?
I want our fans to know that I love playing in a loud gym. It gets me hyped up and ready to win!

When you aren’t at practice or school, what’s something you like to do for fun? 
I went line-dancing once and fell in love with it! So, I definitely see myself going out and doing that in my free time. I also love to cook, so I look forward to chefin’ it up for my teammates!