Area Colleges Player of the Week: Aareon Smith (UMSL)

Area Colleges Player of the Week: Aareon Smith (UMSL)

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It is normally not my policy to give the Area Colleges Athlete of the Week award to one athlete twice in the same season, but Smith’s extraordinary week made it unavoidable. It was special.

The 6’4″ senior forward from Lafayette was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week after averaging 33 points and 7.5 rebounds and shooting 68 percent from the field in two UMSL victories last week. Smith scored a career-high 28 points to lead the Tritons to a 65-63 victory over Quincy. He hit the game winning three throws with four seconds left.

Two days later, Smith established a new career mark as he scored 38 points to lead the Tritons to a 76-71victory at Truman State. In the process, Smith also scored his 1,000th career point. He was 14 for 17 from the field, including a perfect 10 for 10 in the second half, when he scored 29 points.

For the season, Smith is averaging 16.9 points and 9.6 rebounds a game while shooting 48 percent from the field, 44 percent from 3-point range and 81 percent from the free throw line.

UMSL is currently 18-9 overall and 10-7 in GLVC play. Best practices study facts here will teach you the pillars of a successful mba application


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