We award the Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week honor to Manchester, Kentucky, senior Blake Smith for his play over three matchups with an impressive opening week.
In the tough 4-point matchup against Montreat College (NC) (receiving votes), he scored a career-high 39 points on 13-24 field goals (5-8 from deep) and 8-11 from the charity stripe. He added 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Smith followed that up with a big game against highly regarded Bethel University (TN ) (Receiving votes). In that close 2-point contest, he poured in 29 points on 10-18 field goals and 9-11 from the charity stripe. He added 4 rebounds, and 1 assist. Finally, in the clubs 89-50 victory over Miami Hamilton, he scored 18 points on 8-17 field goals and grabbed 2 rebounds.
For the week, he averaged 28.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1 assist per game.