Shannon Smith of Tennessee Wesleyan is the Appalachian Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Smith helped the Bulldogs to two, high-scoring victories last week as Tennessee Wesleyan defeated Bryan (Tenn.) 107-104 in overtime and Union (Ky.) 100-96. The Bulldogs are now 14-9 overall and lead the AAC with an 8-2 conference mark.
The 6-foot, freshman guard from Cartersville, Ga., averaged 28.5 points per game last week as he hit 63.6 percent of his shots from the floor. Smith went 14-of-20 from the field and 6-for-11 from 3-point range in scoring 42 points against Bryan. He added 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting against Union. He also had seven assists, six rebounds and two steals on the week.
The 42 points is a season high. Prior to that game, 19 points is the most Smith has tallied in a game all season.
On the season, Smith is averaging 8.7 points per game and just under two rebounds and two assists per game.
To view his stats on the week, click here.