Kaylee Smiler
Guard 11
New Zealand
Last School
Mellville High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Phillip and Loanna Smiler
  • Has three brothers and one sister
  • Played with her sister on Single A national championship team
  • Also served as the student body president at Melville HS in 2017
  • Also plays piano and sax
  • Loves Polynesian dancing
  • Human Resource Management major, working on master's degree in biology
  • Twitter: @KayleeSmiler | Instagram: @kaylee_smiler | TikTok: @kaylee_smiler

Before BYU

  • Four-year letterwinner in basketball
  • Three-time Team MVP 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Named to Tournament Team in 2017
  • Team placed fourth at National Competition in 2017
  • Played on the Waikato U19 and U23 Club Team
  • Team finished first at U19 National Competition in 2017
  • Team finished first at U23 National Competition
  • Named to U19 Tournament Team in 2017
  • Played four different sports in high school
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019-2020

  • Saw action in a total of 27 games averaging 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds while averaging nearly 10 minutes of playing time
  • Out of the 27 games, 17 were conference matchups
  • In first collegiate game, she played one minute at Washington State on Nov. 9
  • Her season totals include a total of 48 points, 35 rebounds, 21 assists, three blocks and seven steals
  • Had season bests in points with 19 at SMC on Jan. 18; in rebounds with six at SMC; in assists with three vs. SCU on Jan. 25
  • Tallied one game with 10+points (19 at SMC) and had three assists in two games
Sophmore Year 2021-2022

  • Played in 22 games
  • Averaged 2.5 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 12.2 minutes per game
  • Shot 39.6 percent from the field
  • Season-high 7 points at Santa Clara
  • Totaled 21 assists, including three against Pepperdine and LMU
  • Made 10 of 32 from behind the arc
Junior Year 2022-2023

  • Started 28 games for the Cougars while appearing in 30 of 32 total games in 2022-23
  • Scored 7.2 points per game on 44.7 percent shooting, going 46.7 percent from behind the arc to lead BYU
  • Recorded 27 blocks and 22 steals during her junior campaign
Senior Year 2023-2024

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year


Medical Redshirt Year

Sophomore 2020-2021

  • Played in a total of 24 games on the season, averaging 16.3 minutes per contest
  • Posted the second-highest 3-point percentage on the team (.392), knocking down 20 of her 51 attempts from distance
  • Averaged 3.1 points, 1.0 assists, 1.0 rebounds and 0.7 steals per game
  • Scored a season-best nine points twice, versus Montana State on Dec. 10 and at Loyola Marymount on Jan. 7
  • Dished out a season-high four assists twice, against Pepperdine on Feb. 4 and at Pacific on Feb. 11 
  • Ranked eighth in the WCC in assist/turnover ratio (1.6)
  • Smiler Pepperdine

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  • Kaylee Smiler dribbles down the court during a game against Santa Clara.

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  • Kaylee Smiler draws an offensive foul during a 66-56 win over USF at the WCC Tournament.

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  • Emma Calvert and Amanda Barcello celebrate Kaylee Smiler drawing an offensive foul on San Francisco during a 66-56 win over USF at the WCC Tournament.

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  • Kaylee Smiler drives into the lane during a loss to the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the WCC semifinal.

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