LOGAN, Utah – Utah State senior guard Chris Smith was named the Global Sports Hoops Showcase MVP last week and now has three more individual accolades under his belt as he was named the Mountain West, America First Credit Union and College Sports Madness Mountain West Player of the Week, as announced on Monday by the various organizations.
Smith averaged 18.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.0 blocks per game over the three-day tournament, leading the Aggies in scoring, rebounding and assists in each of the first two games. In the opening contest against UT Rio Grande Valley, Smith scored 18 points, pulled down seven rebounds, dished out a career-high six assists and recorded two blocks to lead the Aggies in all four categories.
Smith then recorded his second double-double of the season in the second game of the tournament, logging a season-high 22 points and tallying 10 rebounds, while matching his career high with six assists. In the tournament finale, Smith scored 15 points and finished second on the team with eight rebounds while adding two assists. For the week, Smith shot 57.6 percent (19-of-33) from the floor, 35.7 percent (5-of-14) from behind the 3-point line and 80.0 percent (12-of-15) from the free throw line.