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Kenneth Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Petersburg, Fla.

High School:
Boca Ciega HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
01/28/1993

Experience:
3L

Kenneth  Smith

04/08/2015

Speedy Receives 2014-15 C-USA Winter Spirit of Service Award

The point guard recently graduated and finished his playing career as an AP All-America Honorable Mention selection

04/05/2015

Bulldog Backcourt Earn All-Louisiana Honors

Speedy, Appleby and Hamilton were named second team All-Louisiana

03/31/2015

Speedy Receives AP All-America Honorable Mention

He is the first LA Tech player to receive the honor since Paul Millsap in 2006

03/27/2015

Guard Trio, Coach White Honored by NABC

White named District 11 Coach of the Year and backcourt trio named second team All-District 11

03/25/2015

Post-Game Notes

LA Tech's season comes to an end with 77-59 loss at Temple in NIT Quarterfinals

03/23/2015

LA Tech vs. Texas A&M -- NIT 2nd Round

Bulldogs take down Aggies, 84-72, in College Station to advance to the NIT quarterfinals for a second straight season.

03/12/2015

LA Tech vs. Rice 3/13/15 C-USA Quarterfinals

Bulldogs hang on for a 70-64 victory over the Owls to advance to the semifinals.

03/05/2015

LA Tech vs. Southern Miss 3-5-15

Seniors lead the way as LA Tech clinches outright C-USA regular season title with a 72-61 win over Southern Miss.

02/28/2015

LA Tech vs. UTSA 2/28/15

Bulldogs clinch third straight conference regular season title and 28th straight win at home in 76-66 victory.

02/26/2015

LA Tech vs. UTEP 2/26/15

Bulldogs remain in first place in C-USA with a 77-60 victory over the Miners.

Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

2014-15 Winter C-USA Spirit of Service Award
2014-15 Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention
2014-15 Conference USA Player of the Year

2014-15 First Team All-Conference USA
2014-15 C-USA All-Defensive Team
2014-15 C-USA All-Tournament Team
2014-15 Second Team NABC All-District 11
2014-15 Second Team All-Louisiana
2014-15 College Sports Madness First Team All-Conference USA
2013-14 First Team All-Conference USA
2013-14 C-USA All-Defensive Team
2013-14 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year
2013-14 C-USA All-Tournament Team
2013-14 First Team NABC All-District 11
2013-14 Lefty Driesell Defensive All-American
2013-14 Second Team All-Louisiana
2012-13 First Team All-WAC
2012-13 WAC All-Defensive Team
2012-13 CollegeInsider.com WAC Most Valuable Player
2012-13 College Sports Madness Third Team All-WAC

2014-15:
Played and started in all 36 games, one of three Bulldogs to do so ... Finished career with 118 career starts, tied for the third most in program history ... Finished as the school's career leader in total assists (858) and steals (258) ... His 858 assists is the most of anyone in the country in the past four years and is a new Louisiana state record ... His 258 steals is the fourth most in the country the past four years ... Totaled 232 points with an average of 6.4 per game ... Was second on the team in three-point shooting percentage (37%) and first in free throw shooting percentage (77%) ... Had a team-best and C-USA-best 7.4 assists per game which ranked fifth in NCAA Division I ... Dished out at least eight assists in 19 games en route to 267 assists on the year, the most of any player in the nation and second most in program history ... Also led the team and league in assist/turnover ratio at 3.00, good for 13th in the country ... Averaged a team-high 1.92 steals per game ... The 69 steals tied for the second most in a single season at LA Tech ... Had at least three steals in nine games ... Opened the season with 15-point performance at Southern (11/14) ... Posted triple-eights at Temple (11/17) with eight points, eight rebounds and eight assists ... Had 10 assists in back-to-back games against Northwestern State (2/2) and Jackson State (2/6) ... Registered season-high six steals versus Nicholls State (12/18) ... Tallied 11 assists in back-to-back games versus Southern Arkansas (12/29) and Southern Miss (1/3) ... Notched back-to-back double-doubles, starting with 11 points and 12 assists against WKU (1/29) and then 12 points and 12 assists versus Marshall (1/31) ... Played career-high 41 points and scored on driving layup at Charlotte (2/19) which sent the game into overtime ... Scored season-high 17 points versus UTEP (2/26) ... Posted 10 assists in regular season finale/senior night versus Southern Miss (3/5) ... Scored the game-tying three-pointer which sent game into overtime against UAB (3/13) in C-USA Semifinals ... Recorded eight points, eight rebounds and season-high 13 assists in NIT first round versus Central Michigan (3/17) ... Went a perfect 4-of-4 from beyond the arc to tally 16 points in NIT second round victory at Texas A&M (3/23).

2013-14:
Played in 36 games with 35 starts ... Totaled 279 points with an average of 7.8 points per game ... Recorded 11 double-digit scoring games and led the team in scoring twice ... Was second on the team in three-point shooting percentage (37%), knocking down at least four in three games ... Had a team-best and C-USA-best 7.7 assists per game which ranked 2nd in NCAA Division I ... Dished out at least eight assists in 19 games en route to 278 total assists which shattered the single season program record, Conference USA record and Louisiana state record ... The total assists was the second most of any place in NCAA Division I ... Also led the league in assist/turnover ratio at 3.25, good for 9th in the country ... Averaged a team-high and league-high 2.5 steals per game which ranked 7th in the nation ... Totaled 90 steals, the 4th most in the country, which shattered the previously single season program record and junior record of 69 ... Had at least three steals in 14 games ... Recorded the first of five double-doubles versus Northwestern State (12/11) with 12 points and 12 assists ... Earned the C-USA Player of the Week award (week 12) after posting back-to-back games with 13 assists each versus Charlotte (1/23) and Marshall (1/25) ... Also scored a season-high 17 points against the Thundering Herd ... Matched that season-high two weeks later against North Texas (2/8) with another double-double performance ... Registered a career-high eight steals versus Middle Tennessee (2/27) while also setting the program record ... The eight steals tied for the second most of any player in NCAA Division I in a single game ... Accumulated 32 points and 25 assists in the C-USA Tournament, including a team-high 16 in the Finals ... Set a program record for most steals in an NIT game with five versus Iona (3/19) ... Flirted with a triple-double in the NIT Quarterfinals at Florida State (3/26) with 16 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and six assists ... Went 8-for-8 from the free throw line versus the Seminoles, the most made from the foul line in the season with 100 percent shooting.

2012-13: Played and started in all 34 games, the only Bulldog to do so ... Totaled 232 points while averaging 6.8 points per game in 27.9 minutes per game, a team-high ... Scored in double-figures seven different times and was the team's leading scorer in three games ... Averaged 4.0 rebounds per game while being the leading rebounder in four games ... Averaged a team-best and WAC-best 5.0 assists per game, tallying 171 dishes which was just two shy of cracking the top-five for most in a single season ... His 5.0 assists per game ranked t-62nd in NCAA Division I ... Recorded at least five assists in 18 games ... Also led the WAC in assist-turnover ratio at 2.16 ... His 1.7 steals per game led the team and was third in the WAC ... He totaled 57 steals, breaking the sophomore record and finishing tied for fourth for the most steals ever in a single season ... Had at least three steals in six games ... Registered seven points, six steals, five assists and seven rebounds versus UALR (11/14) ... Earned WAC Player of the Week (Week 2) ... Came close to the school's third ever triple-double after recording 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds at Northwestern State (12/4) ... Tied the program record with three other Bulldogs with seven steals versus Southern Miss (12/8) ... The seven steals tied for 15th in the country for most in a single game by a player ... Matched a career-high with 10 rebounds at Texas State (1/10) ... Had a career night against Idaho (1/17), scoring a career-best 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting and 5-of-8 from three-point range, both made field goals being career-highs, along with eight assists ... Dished out at least nine assists with zero turnovers in games versus Utah State (1/26), UTSA (2/7), Idaho (2/16), Central Baptist (2/20) and San Jose State (3/2) ... Scored 16 points versus UTSA (3/14) in the WAC Tournament quarterfinals.

2011-12: Played in all 34 games with 13 starts ... Averaged 3.6 points, 4.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 25.8 minutes per game ... Set freshman school records for assists (142) and steals (42) in a season ... Had eight assists and seven rebounds in debut against Mississippi College (11/13) ... Recorded three steals at UT-Arlington (11/19) and versus Maryland Eastern Shore (11/25) ... Played career-high 40 minutes, grabbed career-best 10 rebounds and dished out nine assists against Northwestern State (12/6) ... Scored 18 points while shooting 8-for-12 from free throw line, grabbed six rebounds, handed out four assists and had three steals against UALR (12/17) ... Had eight assists with only one turnover at SMU (12/31) ... Recorded six assists, four rebounds and three steals against New Mexico State (1/7) ... Had career-high 15 assists, the most in Bulldog history, against Central Arkansas (2/18) ... Had four assists, three rebounds and steals against Hawaii (2/25) ... Played 38 minutes while dishing out six assists and had three steals at Nevada (3/3) ... Scored nine and grabbed five rebounds versus Nevada in WAC Tournament Semifinals (3/9).

High School: Lettered three years in basketball at Boca Ciega High School ... Averaged 18 points, 9.6 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 1.2 blocks per game as a senior ... Coached by Randy Shurman, Neil Keifer and David White.

Personal: Kenneth J. Smith ... Nicknamed is 'Speedy' ... Son of Kenneth and Delores Smith ... Has two brothers, Dalvontae and Azure, and one sister, Alexuss Smith ... Choose Louisiana Tech over South Florida and Wofford ... Born Jan. 28, 1993 in St. Petersburg, Fla.