"I started knowing [who] Joe [was] toward the end of my eighth-grade year," Smith said. "For school, [my mother and I] wanted to be different, so we were just looking at the schools and talking to the coaches. It was funny because I came in my freshman year, probably the second day of school, and he was there. He didn't know who I was, but he knew of me. So we had tryouts one day and he started talking to me and my mother. He didn't know it was me. So I came here and hit every shot I took and he was like, 'OK, that's what I've been looking for.'"