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We award the Male Athlete of the Week honor to guard Blake Smith. In two road River State Conference matchups, the freshman from Manchester, Kentucky helped lead the Eagles to a split for the week.

 In the 67-62 victory over Cincinnati Christian, Smith’s play was critical as he tossed in 10 points, snagged 8 rebounds, dished off 5 assists, and had 2 steals.

In the defeat at Indiana University-Kokomo, he was solid once again with 11 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 assists.

For the week, he shot 57.1% from the floor and 71.4% from the foul line, while averaging 10. 5 points 8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1 steal per game.