UNHMBB: Smith Collects Second America East Weekly Honor This Season


BOSTON – Senior Jaleen Smith (Freeport, Texas) of the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team was named America East Co-Player of the Week after averaging 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game in two wins last week.

The senior claimed his second Co-Player of the Week honor this season after two wins over Maine (Feb. 15), 64-51, and Hartford (Feb. 18), 82-52.

The Wildcats return home on Saturday, Feb. 25 (1 PM) to host the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Senior and Alumni Day. Help us honor Smith and senior Daniel Dion (Cedar Park, Texas) as well as alumni of the past. Tickets are available HERE.

Against Maine at home, Smith poured in 21 points, nine rebounds and six assists while shooting 8 of 18 from the field and hitting all four of his free throws. It was his first 20+ point game since Jan. 28 at UMBC. It was only the fourth time this season he recorded a stat line with 20+ points, 6+ assists and 8+ rebounds.

With Hartford in town, the senior tallied 19 points, 11 rebounds and four assists on 8 of 15 shooting for his fifth double-double this season. He also recorded a block and an assist. He broke the program’s record for game played at 118. The scoring total also pushed him into sixth all-time in program history for career scoring at 1,390 points.


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