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7 foot tall Landen Smith grabbing rim with feet on the ground

7 foot tall Landen Smith grabbing a 10' rim with his feet on the ground.

  • Height: 7 feet tall in shoes (6' 11 1/8" tall barefoot)
  • Standing reach: 9' 5"
  • Weight: 235 lbs.
  • Graduating: 2022
  • High School: Ogden High School (Utah)
  • Ogden High Head Coach: Brock Randall
  • Personal Basketball Trainer: Pat Danley (former Weber State post player)
  • Strength Conditioning Trainer: Nate Tuatagaloa
  • College: Not Committed

Dad is 6'7" and mom was the state basketball MVP in high school and then a four-year varsity starter for Oklahoma State University.

Summer 2021: Landen is getting his legs back under him after a long road of pain from a stress fracture in his foot. He has been improving tremendously over the summer working hard on his basketball skills with Coach Danley and strength conditioning with Coach Tuatagaloa. He has recently grown another inch putting him a little over 7 feet tall in shoes.

2020: Landen had a nagging injury in my foot through his sophomore year that carried into the summer before his junior year. An MRI revealed a large hidden Navicular Stress Fracture in his foot. He had surgery in July of 2020. 

Landen's junior year was hard for him and his team. He was barely cleared to run and play basketball right as the season started however he/we pushed it too hard with a very sore foot that caused other issues from overcompensating, issues like horrible Osgood-Schlatters pain in his knee then an ankle sprang...   

He played limited minutes in pain his junior year which was basically the last couple of games of the season.

 


2021 Mountain Hoops 3v3 Highlights — 7 Footer vs 6'10"

2021 Mountain Hoops Fall Exposure Camp Full Game Minutes


Practicing keeping the ball high on offensive rebounds.



Full game in the spring of 2021 in a tournament in Pocatello, Idaho. Ogden won this game by around 7 points. They were playing Madison High School from Rexburg, Idaho. Madison High took 3rd place in the Idaho 5a state tournament just a month or so prior to this game. Dad missed filming a rebound and put back in this game but other than that, this is all the minutes Landen is on the court. Landen is now an inch taller and improved greatly in speed and his vertical jump since this game was played. Landen finished with 20 rebounds and 16 points in this game.