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 NIT First Round vs. William & Mary March 17, 2015 Photos: Bill Powell
March 4, 2015 Tulsa Men's Basketball vs. Cincinnati
Feb. 7, 2015 Tulsa Men's Basketball vs. SMU
Tulsa Basketball vs. Houston Jan. 4, 2014
Tulsa Men's Basketball vs. ORU
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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