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  Marland Smith

Marland Smith

Player Profile

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Little Rock, Ark.

High School:
Hall

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 155

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
12/14/1990

2009-10: Averaged 27.2 minutes per game...Led the Redhawks in scoring with 10.8 points per game in 30 games, including 25 starts... Became the first true freshman to finish a season as Southeast's leading scorer since Derek Winans accomplished the feat in 2001-02... Led the team and ranked seventh in the OVC with 63 three-pointers made...Also ranked 19th in the conference in scoring...Boasted the best free throw percentage among Southeast's starters with a 74.5 percent clip...Ranked first on the team in steals (28) and second in assists (44)...Dropped in a season-high 30 points against Tennessee State (2/25), the most in a game by any Redhawk...Accounted for one of the four 30-point performances in the league...Established season-highs in field goals made (9), free throws made (7) and minutes played (40) against the Tigers...Averaged 24 points per game over his last four starts of the season...Registered 18 or more points in each of those games...Scored double figures a total of 15 times... Led the Redhawks with 28 points on 9-of-18 field goals, 6-of-13 three-pointers and 4-of-5 free throws at Miami (Ohio) (2/20)... Ranked second on the team in scoring with 10.9 points per game in OVC games...Scored nine points on three 3-pointers at Eastern Kentucky (1/16)...Named OVC Freshman-of-the-Week on Dec. 28 and Feb. 22...Knocked down four or more three-pointers in a game four times, including a season-high of six at Miami (Ohio) (2/20)... Poured in 13 points on 5-of-10 from the field against Norfolk State (11/29)...All 13 of his points came in the first half of that game... Made a three-pointer in all but four games...Hit multiple threepointers in 19 games.

Prep: Played for the 2009 State Runner-Up and 2008 6A State Champion Hall High School Warriors...Two-time All- State and All-Conference selection...Named Most Valuable Player of his 2008 6A State Championship team...Averaged 13.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in 26 games as a senior...Shot 42-percent (68-for-162) from 3-point range...Averaged 11.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game his junior year... Also played football and participated in track and field... Was an All-State pick in track.

Personal: Born December 14, 1990...Majoring in Sport Management... Son of Bryant and Sandra Smith...When not playing basketball, enjoys playing the piano and the drums...Enjoys listening to R & B music...Favorite musical artist is Usher...Favorite professional athlete is Kevin Durant...One of his biggest sports thrills was being named the Most Valuable Player of his 2008 6A Hall High School State Championship team.

 
 

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