Tommy Smith Named Pac-10 Player Of The Week
March 10, 2003
ARIZONA STATE senior forward Tommy Smith has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for March 3 - March 9, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Smith, from Phoenix, Ariz., averaged 20.5 points, 11 rebounds , 4.5 assists and 2.5 blocks against the Oregon schools, posting back-to-back double-doubles for the first time in his career. He put in 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting, while pulling down 11 rebounds, five assists and four blocked shots in the win over Oregon. In the victory over Oregon State, Smith scored 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds and four assists. For the week, he shot 17-of-33 (.515) from the field and 7-of-11 (.636) from the free throw line.
Arizona State (19-10, 11-7 in Pac-10) won at home against Oregon (91-77) and Oregon State (74-64) to close out the regular season and finished fourth in the league. Up next, the Sun Devils will face Oregon in the Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament, on March 13 in Los Angeles, Calif.
It is the first weekly award for Smith, the 20th all-time honor for the Sun Devils.
2002-03 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:Dec. 2 - Luke Ridnour, ORE.; Dec. 9 - Luke Jackson, ORE; Dec. 16 - Jason Gardner, ARIZ; Jan. 6 - Jason Kapono, UCLA; Jan. 13 - Joe Shipp, CAL; Jan. 20- Joe Shipp, CAL; Jan. 27 - Jason Gardner, ARIZ; Feb. 3 - Brian Jackson, OSU; Feb. 10 - Brian Wethers, CAL; Feb. 17 - Ike Diogu, ASU; Feb. 24 - Channing Frye, ARIZ; March 3 - Salim Stoudamire, ARIZ; March 10 - Tommy Smith, ASU.
PAC-10 WEEKLY HONOR: Ike Diogu earned Pac-10 Player of the Week for Feb. 10-16 while Smith earned the honor on March 10. Diogu became just the third freshman to earn the honor in the past six seasons. Fourteen ASU players have been named Pac-10 Player of the Week on 20 occasions.
Name (Year) DateChris Sandle (Fr.) Dec. 10, 1984Bobby Thompson (Sr.) Jan. 14, 1985Arthur Thomas (Jr.) Feb. 17, 1986Alex Austin (Sr.) Jan. 9, 1990Jamal Faulkner (So.) Jan. 20, 1992Mario Bennett (Fr.) Feb. 24, 1992Dwayne Fontana (Jr.) Jan. 4, 1993Stevin Smith (Jr.) Feb. 1, 1993Mario Bennett (Jr.) Feb. 13, 1995Mario Bennett (Jr.) Mar. 13, 1995Jeremy Veal (Sr.) Feb. 9, 1998Eddie House (Jr.) Dec. 21, 1998Eddie House (Sr.) Dec. 20, 1999Eddie House (Sr.) Jan. 3, 2000Eddie House (Sr.) Jan. 10, 2000Eddie House (Sr.) Feb. 21, 2000Awvee Storey (Jr.) Feb. 5, 2001Chad Prewitt (Sr.) Jan. 7, 2002Ike Diogu (Fr.) Feb. 16, 2003Tommy Smith (Sr.) Mar. 10, 2003