Speedy was named to the second team while Hamilton was named to the third team
Junior point guard answers questions from the fans
Dayon Griffin, Jacobi Boykins, Xavian Stapleton, Joniah White and Branden Sheppard makeup the signing class
Bulldogs follow up historic 2012-13 season with an even more historic 2013-14 season
He is also one of 25 finalists for the National Defensive Player of the Year award
Bulldogs defeat the Gaels, 89-88, to advance to the 2nd round of the NIT
Bulldogs hold off Blazers for 67-58 road win
LA Tech defeated MT, 55-39, to move into a tie for first place in C-USA.
LA Tech versus Rice 2/15/14
LA Tech versus North Texas 2/8/14
2013-14: Named first team All-Conference USA, was a member of the C-USA All-Defensive team, was the C-USA Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the C-USA All-Tournament team ... Also earned NABC first team All-Conference USA honors, was named to the All-LSWA second team and was named to the Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America team ... 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 and Conference USA 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 ... Named first-team All-WAC and was a member of the All-WAC Defensive Team ... Named CollegeInsider.com WAC Most Valuable Player and College Sports Madness third-team All-WAC ... 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 Coley and Azure Pride, and one sister, Aleruess Smith ... Choose Louisiana Tech over South Florida and Wofford ... Born Jan. 28, 1993 in St. Petersburg, Fla.