Roosevelt Smart Earns C-USA Player Of The Week
Smart Led North Texas To First-Ever 2-0 C-USA Record
Conference USA Release
IRVING – North Texas sophomore guard Roosevelt Smart picked up his first-ever Conference USA Player of the Week award after averaging 25.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game in two road wins last week. Awards are chosen by a vote from a media panel representing the 14 member schools.
The player of the week award is the first for Smart and marks the first time North Texas has received the honor in the Conference USA. Tony Mitchell was the last North Texas player to be named in 2012, while being in the Sun Belt Conference.
Smart led North Texas to two-straight one-point road wins at UTEP and at UT San Antonio last week to open Conference USA play 2-0 for the first time ever. Smart dropped 29 points in the win at UTEP, becoming the first North Texas team to win at the Don Haskins Center. It was the first win against UTEP since 1951. Smart followed up that performance with a game-high 22 points at UTSA and was 9-for-10 from the free throw line.
The Chicago, Illinois native, finished the week shooting 53.8 percent from the field off 14-for-26 and was 17-of-20 (85 percent) from the free throw line. Smart leads the team with eight 20-plus point games and has scored in double-figures in 12 of 15 games.
The Mean Green return home to host Charlotte on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Super Pit.
C-USA Players of the Week
N13: Jon Elmore, Marshall
N20: Nick King, Middle Tennessee
N27: Chris Cokley, UAB
D4: Jon Elmore, Marshall
D11: Nick King, Middle Tennessee
D18: Ajdin Penava, Marshall
D26: Nick King, Middle Tennessee
J2: Roosevelt Smart, North Texas