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Steven Smith
Full Name: Steven Alexander Smith
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 235
Birthdate: April 12, 1983 (Philadelphia)
High School: Northeast HS (Philadelphia)
College: La Salle
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La Salle
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 20 20 106 208 .510 56 75 .757 21 56 .375 162 17 18 13 289 14.5
2003-04 30 30 187 409 .457 105 128 .820 33 101 .327 244 34 32 13 512 17.1
2004-05 29 29 206 481 .428 142 176 .807 34 116 .293 246 60 47 23 588 20.3
2005-06 27 26 208 428 .486 109 141 .773 26 77 .338 220 69 32 23 551 19.7
Totals 106 105 707 1526 .463 412 520 .792 114 350 .326 872 180 129 72 1940 18.3

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration. Participated in the 2005 NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago. Sat out the 2001-02 season under NCAA Proposition 48 restrictions.

Career Highlights: Became just the fifth player in Atlantic 10 Conference history to earn Player of the Year honors twice (2004-05, 2005-06). Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from The Associated Press as a junior and senior. Ended his career with 1,931 points, good for seventh all-time at La Salle. His 861 career rebounds are the fifth-highest total in school history.

Senior (2005-06): Named to A-10 First Team for the second straight season. Averaged 19.7 points and 7.9 rebounds. Named to NABC All-District 3 First Team. Scored 20 or more points 14 times. Hit for a career-high 41 points against Central Connecticut State. Posted seven double-doubles. Tallied 26 points and 15 rebounds against Drexel. Had 26 points and 16 rebounds against St. Louis.

Junior (2004-05): Named to A-10 First Team. Led the conference in scoring (20.3 ppg). Finished third in the A-10 in rebounding (8.5 rpg), fifth in field goal percentage (.428) and third in free throw percentage (.807). Recorded a team-high 11 double-doubles. Scored at least 20 points 16 times. Scored a career-high 35 points against Cincinnati. Tallied 27 points and 11 rebounds against USC.

Sophomore (2003-04): An Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team selection. Averaged 17.3 points and 8.0 rebounds. Notched eight double-doubles, including a 20-point, 15-rebound performance against Penn. Ranked in the Top 15 in the conference in six categories.

Freshman (2002-03): Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week three times before injuring his foot and missing the rest of the season. Selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team. Averaged 14.5 points and 8.1 rebounds in 31.1 minutes. Scored in double figures in 17 of 20 games he played in.

Strengths: Proficient scorer near the basket who uses his quickness and leaping ability to generate scoring opportunities. Can also step outside and make the mid-range shot.

Personal: On track to graduate with a degree in business management. Worked in the Athletic Communications office at La Salle, assisting with research, publications and press releases.