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S'Mya Nichols - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

S'Mya Nichols

Position Guard
Height 6-0
Class Freshman
Hometown Overland Park, Kan.
High School Shawnee Mission West HS

Career Honors:
All-Big 12 First Team (2023-24)
Unanimous Big 12 All-Freshman Team (2023-24)
Big 12 Freshman of the Week (Jan 15, 2024)
Big 12 Freshman of the Week (Dec. 11, 2023)

2023-24 (Freshman)
Named All-Big 12 First Team and was a unanimous selection to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team…Two-time Big 12 Freshman of the Week, earning the award on December 11 and January 15…Led the team in scoring with 508 points, the second highest for a freshman in program history… Averaged 15.4 points per game, which is the most by a freshman in the Brandon Schneider era, tying the second-highest by a freshman in program history…First in free throws made and free throw attempts for a freshman (166-of-201)…Attempted the third-most free throws (201) in a single season in program history…Scored over 10+ points in 29 of her 33 games and 20+ point in nine contests…Totaled 92 rebounds, 89 assists and 45 stealsIn the final regular season game, scored a careerhigh 29 points behind 13 free throws to give Kansas its third ranked win with an 83-74 victory over No. 20 Oklahoma (March 2)…Averaged 18.5 points in her first showing at the NCAA Tournament, scoring 15 against Michigan (March 23) and going for 22 against USC (March 25).

High School
Five-star prospect, ranked No. 5 at her position and No. 22 in the country by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report…As a member of the 2022 Team USA U18 National Team, won a gold medal at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship…One of 50 prep players named to the watch list for the 2023 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Girls High School Player of the Year award…Nominated to compete in the McDonald’s All-America Game…One of five Kansans named as a Female Direnna Award Semifinalist for the best player in the Kansas City Metro area…’Sports in Kansas’ Girls All-Classes Top 5 selection as a senior in 2023…Three-time All-Class 6A First Team selection (2021, 2022, 2023) by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA)…’Sports in Kansas’ Second Team All-State All-Classes selection in 2022…2021 DeSoto Hardwood Classic Tournament MVP…Second Team All-State Class 6A selection by ‘Sports in Kansas’ and CJOnline.com in 2020…Led Shawnee Mission West to the Class 6A State Tournament for the first time since 2016, earning the Vikings the No. 7 seed in 2022…Scored a career-best 31 points in the sub-state championship win over Olathe South…Coached by Mark Rabbitt at Shawnee Mission West…Scored over 1,000 points for her career, averaging 19.0 points per game as a senior…Played AAU basketball for the Missouri Phenom program started by former KU Associate Head Coach Terry Nooner…Committed to Kansas in October 2022…Chose KU over Tennessee, Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri and many others.

Daughter of Latreena Lambert and Sam Nichols…Stepfather Dane Griffin played football at Kansas from 1982-85…Has five sisters: Tyra Cole, Kyra Nichols, Kyla Nichols, Janiya Nichols and Tyerra Nichols.

Women's Basketball 🏀 Jayhawks Have Four Receive All-Big 12 Recognition

The Kansas Jayhawks had four players recognized on the 2023-24 All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball Team, which was announced Tuesday by the conference office. Taiyanna Jackson and S’Mya Nichols both earned a spot on the All-Big 12 First Team, while Zakiyah Franklin and Holly Kersgieter received honorable mention.

Women's Basketball 🏀 S’Mya Nichols Claims Second Big 12 Weekly Award

For the second time this season, Kansas guard S’Mya Nichols has been named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week. Nichols received the award after leading the Jayhawks to a 2-0 week that included conference wins over No. 4 Baylor and Oklahoma State.

Women's Basketball 🏀 S’Mya Nichols Named Big 12 Freshman of the Week

Following a week in which she led her team to a 2-0 record with back-to-back 20-point performances, Kansas guard S’Mya Nichols has been named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week.

Women's Basketball 🏀 KU Signee S’Mya Nichols Named to Preseason Naismith Watch List

S’Mya Nichols, a five-star prospect who signed with Kansas last week, is one of 50 prep players who have been named to the watch list for the 2023 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Girls High School Player of the Year. The watch list was announced on Tuesday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

Women's Basketball 🏀 Jayhawks Sign Highly Touted Duo on National Signing Day

Head Coach Brandon Schneider has announced the addition of two student-athletes to the Kansas Women’s Basketball program as guards Laia Conesa and S’Mya Nichols signed with the Jayhawks on the first day of the early signing period.