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Block with Left Hand

Blocking shot with left hand.

7 foot tall Landen Smith shooting a hook shot

7 foot tall Landen Smith

  • 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

Landen's Final High School Game (he did later play in two high school all-star games) - February 19, 2022
10 Rebounds • 17 Points • 4 Blocks • 5 for 6 from the Free Throw Line

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.

2021-22 Ogden High Season: In the past three years combined Ogden High won 10 games total. This year they won nine games. Landen's team improved greatly this year with the most wins Ogden has had in 22 years but sadly they fell just short of making it to the state tournament.

Landen can run the floor, grab rebounds and is a huge defensive presence limiting the inside scoring of opponents greatly. His commitment to working out and improving has been phenomenal... give him a few more years with his size and work ethic he could be a phenomenal player at any level.

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 opposite knee...   

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

Block to Dunk - February 2, 2022

2021-2022 Mid-Season Highlights

Dunk - Ogden vs Delta - January 5, 2022

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

All of Landen's minutes - Ogden vs Delta - January 5, 2022 - 17 Rebounds - 10 Points - 5 Blocks - Landen recovered the ball on 3 of his blocks - Landen's is playing with his left ankle sprained pretty bad requiring a brace and being taped solid. (#34 Dark Jersey)

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.