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
TULSA -- A returning letterwinner.
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 . . . his favorite athlete is Tim Tebow . . . favorite sports movie is Coach Carter . . . favorite TV show is "Family Guy" . . . has five siblings . . . his brother, Roscoe, plays basketball at Connecticut . . . plans to major in business finance . . . parents are Roscoe Smith and Veronica Dixon . . . born March 29, 1993 in Brooklyn, New York.
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