Russ Smith has been named to the Big East weekly honor roll after two impressive performances last week for Louisville. In two wins, Smith averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0
steals. He also connected on 19-of-21 free throws.
Rick Pitino was very pleased with Smith’s performance against South Florida on Sunday, saying after the game that is was his best performance of the season. Russ is just 34-points away from joining Louisville’s 1,000 point club. That’ll be a very impressive accomplishment considering this is just the second season where Smith is receiving valuable minutes. He scored only 38-points as a true freshman. Below is a press release from BigEast.org.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
-OTTO PORTER, Georgetown, F, So.
Porter was the team leader in a pair of victories that put the Hoyas in a first-place tie in the BIG EAST standings. He started the week with 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 63-55 win over No. 18/20 Marquette and...