Speedy Receives AP All-America Honorable Mention
March 31, 2015
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech point guard Kenneth Smith was named an honorable mention pick on The Associated Press' All-American team announced Monday afternoon.
This latest award for Speedy adds to the long list of others he has received for his senior season, including Conference USA Player of the Year, while leading LA Tech to a 27-win season, a third straight conference regular season title and a third straight postseason appearance.
The St. Petersburg, Florida, native finished the season with 267 assists, the most of any NCAA Division I player in the country, while averaging 7.4 per game. He also ranked in the top 20 in the country in total steals (69) and assists/turnover ratio (3.00).
For his career, Smith accumulated 865 points, 858 assists, 537 rebounds and 258 steals and leaves LA Tech as the program's career record holder for assists and steals.
The two-time All-Conference USA First Team and C-USA All-Defensive Team selection was the only player from C-USA to be named All-America and is the first LA Tech player to receive this honor since Paul Millsap was an honorable mention selection in 2006.
The AP had three, five-man teams and included 48 total honorable mentions. On the first team were Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, Duke's Jahlil Okafor, Notre Dame's Jerian Grant, Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell and Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein.
The voting, by the same 65-member media panel that selects the weekly Top 25, was done before the NCAA Tournament.
Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State; Justin Anderson, Virginia; Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova; Ron Baker, Wichita State; Jalen Cannon, St. Francis, Brooklyn; Karl Cochran, Wofford; Kyle Collinsworth, BYU; Quinn Cook, Duke (1 first-team vote). Kris Dunn, Providence; Perry Ellis, Kansas; Rico Gathers, Baylor; Madarious Gibbs, Texas Southern; Anthony Gill, Virginia; Kendall Gray, Delaware State; Ty Greene, S.C.-Upstate; Olivier Hanlan, Boston College; Montrezl Harrell, Louisville; Martez Harrison, UMKC; Tyler Harvey, Eastern Washington; Corey Hawkins, UC Davis; Tyler Haws, BYU; LaDontae Henton, Providence; Darrun Hilliard, Villanova; R.J. Hunter, Georgia State; Stanley Johnson, Arizona; Tyus Jones, Duke; Tyler Kalinoski, Davidson; Tim Kempton, Lehigh; David Laury, Iona; Damon Lynn, NJIT; Derrick Marks, Boise State; Jerell Martin, LSU; T.J. McConnell, Arizona; Mikh McKinney, Sacramento State; Nic Moore, SMU; Justin Moss, Buffalo; Saah Nimley, Charleston Southern; Cameron Payne, Murray State; Chasson Randle, Stanford; Justin Sears, Yale; Kenneth "Speedy" Smith, Louisiana Tech; Keifer Sykes, Green Bay; Marcus Thornton, William & Mary; Melo Trimble, Maryland; Fred VanVleet, Wichita State; Thomas Walkup, Stephen F. Austin; Jameel Warney, Stony Brook; Dez Wells, Maryland; Joseph Young, Oregon
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