Hurricane players helped kids pick out clothing, shoes and books for school
(November 19, 2012 . . . Issue #14)
Golden Hurricane plays the Tigers at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Center
Three players in double figures for the Hurricane
Wright led Golden Hurricane with 14 points, 11 rebounds
CAREER AT TULSA -- A two-year letterwinner . . . has played in 54 career games with 28 starts . . . received a medical redshirt for the 2012-13 season . . . has averaged 7.6 points and 3.2 rebounds.
2013-14 -- Played in 28 games with 24 starts . . . missed the first six C-USA games with an injury before returning Feb. 1 vs. North Texas . . . averaged 12.0 points and 4.9 rebounds . . . had 18 double-digit scoring games . . . scored at least 15 points eight times . . . vs. Oral Roberts (11-10) led Tulsa with 19 points and four steals, adding five rebounds . . . at Missouri State (11-16) scored 19 points on 5-of-7 field goals and 9-of-11 free throws . . . scored 21 points, including 13 in the second half, on 9-of-14 field goals at Creighton (11-23) . . . recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. Green Bay (11-30) . . . tallied a double-double with 14 points (5-of-8 FG's) and 11 rebounds, adding four assists and two blocks vs. Texas Southern (12-4) . . . scored 15 points on 7-of-10 FG's with nine rebounds vs. Grand Canyon (12-18) . . . made 5-of-8 field goals, scoring 12 points, and tallied a career-high five assists at TCU (12-21) . . . tallied career-high four blocks and made 6-of-9 field goals, scoring 12 points vs. CSUF (1-4) . . . in his first game back from injury, scored 17 points on 7-of-10 field goals vs. North Texas (2-1) . . . scored 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds at FAU (2-20) . . . tallied 14 points and seven rebounds in C-USA Tournament vs. Tulane (3-13) . . . scored 16 points on 7-of-10 field goals in C-USA Tournament vs. Middle Tennessee (3-14) . . . scored nine points in NCAA Tournament vs. UCLA (3-21).
2012-13 -- Played in and started four games . . . missed 29 games with an injury . . . averaged 14.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, shooting 62 percent from the field . . . scored a career-high 23 points, including 18 in the second half, and made 11-of-12 free throws against Northern Kentucky (11-15) . . . scored eight points in the season opener vs. LSU Shreveport (11-11) . . . scored 15 points with four rebounds and three steals vs. Cal State Northridge (11-17).
2011-12 -- Played in 22 games and totaled 18 points, 15 rebounds, six blocks, four assists and two steals in 4.9 minutes per game . . . played a season-high 11 minutes in the C-USA Tournament against Marshall (3-8), and tallied two points, two rebounds, and assist and a block . . . made his first career three-pointer and grabbed a career high three rebounds vs. Memphis (3-3) . . . blocked two shots and scored a basket at Rice (1-21) . . . scored two points and blocked a shot at East Carolina (1-14) . . . had 2 points, one rebound, one steal and one block in 9 minutes at Oklahoma State (11-30) . . . scored three points vs. Western Kentucky (11-17), his best point total thus far . . . scored his first collegiate career point with a free throw against Southeastern Louisiana (11-13) . . . grabbed his first career rebound in the season opener against UALR (11-11).
HIGH SCHOOL -- Was a four-year letterwinner and starter at Plano High School . . . averaged 15.4 points while leading his team to a 21-12 record as a senior . . . also averaged 7.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.8 steals, while shooting 56 percent from the field in his senior season . . . earned first-team all-district honors his final three seasons . . . also earned first-team all-region accolades his senior campaign . . . played in the inaugural Texas Shootout High School All-Star Basketball Game . . . was rated as high as the 19th best senior prospect in the state of Texas by TexasHoops.com prior to his senior season . . . averaged 12.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 blocked shots, while shooting 49.3-percent from the field as a junior . . . scored at an 8.8 clip and pulled down 7.1 rebounds, while shooting 47-percent from the field in his sophomore season . . . was named as the District Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore . . . high school coach was Phil Parlin.
PERSONAL -- Favorite NBA team is the Miami Heat . . . favorite NBA player is LeBron James . . . favorite movie is Pursuit of Happyness . . . favorite TV show is "The Boondocks" . . . favorite book is The Great Gatsby . . . his biggest sports thrill was playing in the 2014 NCAA Tournament . . . most memorable place he has traveled is Toronto . . . favorite game as a child was Chutes and Ladders . . . has four siblings . . . brother Roscoe Smith played basketball at UConn and UNLV . . . major is business finance . . . parents are Roscoe Smith and Veronica Dixon . . . born March 29, 1993 in Brooklyn, New York.
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