St. Mary’s City, Md. – Sophomore captain Delaszo Smith (Baltimore, Md./Annapolis) was selected as the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Athlete of the Month for the month of January. The award winner is voted on by the Department of Athletics & Recreation management team.
Smith earned this month’s award after averaging 18.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.1 steals in eight games. He shot 45.0-percent (50-of-111) from the floor, including 45.8-percent (22-of-48) from downtown, as Smith recorded five 20-point games. He only missed three free throws in 29 attempts for 89.7-percent from the charity stripe.
The 6-1 guard started the month with a then-career-best 23 points on 6-of-10 shooting in a 70-67 road win over Salisbury University on January 2. In addition, Smith tallied career-highs of five assists and five triples as he missed just one three-point field goal attempt in 32 minutes.
Smith followed his Salisbury performance with three consecutive 20-point efforts as he poured in 21 points back-to-back at Southern Virginia University (Jan. 6) and against Frostburg State University (Jan. 9). Smith then notched 20 points in front of the home crowd against York College of Pennsylvania on January 13.
He established a new career-high on January 20 to the cheers of the Seahawk fans in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena, dropping 27 on 9-of-21 shooting with three long-range shots. Smith also added six rebounds and was 6-of-8 from the free throw line.
Smith currently ranks second in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.407).
The Seahawks (9-11, 5-8 CAC) will be on the road for their next two games, starting this Saturday, February 6th at Frostburg State University for a 3:00 p.m. tip-off before traveling to York College of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, February 10th.
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ATHLETE OF THE MONTH HONOR ROLL
- WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Nina Haller, Jr., Center, Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase
- SWIMMING: Grant Burgess, Sr., Fallston, Md./Fallston