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Craig Smith
Full Name: Craig Smith
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 250
Birthdate: November 10, 1983 (Inglewood, Calif.)
High School: Fairfax HS (Los Angeles)
College: Boston College
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Boston College
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 31 28 241 400 .603 132 194 .680 3 15 .200 246 41 44 12 617 19.9
2003-04 34 34 235 425 .553 99 173 .572 7 19 .368 283 49 51 30 576 16.9
2004-05 29 29 202 401 .504 114 170 .671 5 21 .238 246 49 45 13 523 18.0
2005-06 36 36 243 424 .573 146 227 .643 1 12 .083 339 109 44 29 633 17.6
Totals 130 127 921 1650 .558 491 764 .643 16 67 .239 1114 245 184 84 2349 18.1

Career Highlights: All-America Third Team selection by The Associated Press in 2005-06. Other honors garnered during his senior year include: USBWA All-America Second Team, Wooden Award All-American Team Top 10, All-ACC First Team and All-ACC Tournament first team. Finished his Boston College career with 2,349 points (second in BC history behind Troy Bell) and 1,114 rebounds (first in BC history).

Senior (2005-06): Played in and started all 36 games, averaging 17.6 points and 9.4 rebounds en route to capturing All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team honors. Was one of 22 players to earn a spot on the official voting ballot for the 2005-06 John R. Wooden All-American Team and Player of the Year Award. Scored in double figures in 34 of 36 games, surpassing the 20-point plateau 14 times. Scored his 2,000th career point against Holy Cross. Pulled down his 1,000th career rebound against Virginia.

Junior (2004-05): Started all 29 games in which he appeared, averaging 18.0 points and 8.5 rebounds. Earned All Big-East First Team honors, as well as All-America Third Team honors from the NABC and the USBWA. Was one of 23 players to earn a spot on the official voting ballot for the 2004-05 John R. Wooden All-American Team and Player of the Year Award. Recorded eight point-rebound double-doubles.

Sophomore (2003-04): Played in and started all 34 games, averaging 16.9 points and 8.3 rebounds. Earned All-Big East First Team honors, and captured All-Tournament honors at the 2004 Big East Championship. Collected a team-high 51 steals. Scored 20 points in a victory over Notre Dame and reached the 1,000-point plateau in just his 52nd collegiate game.

Freshman (2002-03): Started 28 of 31 games, averaging 19.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Shot a Big East-best 60.8 percent from the field in league games. Earned Big East All-Conference Second Team honors and Big East All-Rookie First Team honors. Scored 20-plus points 17 times, and twice scored 30 points. Scored a career-high 33 points against St. Johnís in a Big East Tournament win for the Eagles.

Strengths: Proficient on the low-block and can put the ball on the floor to create his own shot. Rebounds well on both ends of the floor and is deceptively athletic given his frame.

Personal: Son of Linda Christian and Craig Smith. He has two sisters and one brother. Earned his Bachelorís degree from BCís College of Arts & Sciences.