Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 3/4/13
Russ Smith is one of fourteen players nationally to be named a finalist for the 2013 Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Trophy. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 5 in Atlanta at a 9:15 a.m. ET press conference and then formally presented their awards at the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards on Mon., April 15 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In 29 games for Louisville this season, Smith is averaging 18.4 points 3.8 rebounds 3 assists and 2.1 steals. He scored his 1,000th career point last week against DePaul and followed up that performance with 18-points and five assists against Syracuse on Saturday. 2013 OSCAR ROBERTSON TROPHY FINALISTS Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Yr. F Anthony Bennett, UNLV 6-8 240 Fr. G Trey Burke, Michigan 6-0 190 So. G Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse 6-6 185 So. F Doug McDermott, Creighton 6-8 225 Jr. G Ben McLemore, Kansas 6-5 195 Fr. G Victor Oladipo, Indiana 6-5 214 Jr. F K...
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