Russ Smith is a finalist for the Naismith Award, yep Russ Smith. You can vote for him HERE. Nick Johnson, Doug McDermott and Jabari Parker were also named finalist.
Smith still has at least one more game to show the world his stuff as he will lead the Louisville Cardinals against the Kentucky Wildcats Friday’s Sweet 16 matchup. It is a matchup that Russ Smith usually shows up big for.
For more details on the award go to NaismithAwards.com
Russ Smith, University of Louisville: A first-team All-America selection this season and the AAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Smith is the only player in the American Athletic Conference to rank among the top five in league-only stats in all of scoring (18.0 ppg, 4th), assists (4.7), steals (2.3, 1st), and three-point percentage (.474, 1st). The 6-1 senior is the only Louisville player in history with at least 1,800 career points, 350 assists and 250 steals.
As much flack that the senior guard gets, he has had an amazing college basketball career. Leading Louisville to three conference championships, two Finals Fours and a National Championship. Don’t forget, that is not counting what happens the rest of this NCAA Tournament.
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