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 Craig Smith 1
Craig Smith
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Fairfax

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 250

Position:
Forward

NOTES
Finished his career with 2,349 points and 1,114 rebounds; ranks second on the school's career scoring list and first on its career rebounding chart ... scored 122 points in seven career NCAA Tournament games; ranks first on BC's all-time tournament lists with 75 rebounds and with 53 field goals made ... scored 20 or more points in one half four times ... set a BC record for freshman scoring, finishing with 617 points; the old record of 508 was set by Troy Bell in 1999-2000 ... was a member of Team USA that captured the gold medal in the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey; averaged 13.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in seven contests ... played for Team West in the 2000 USA Men's Basketball Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo.

AS A SENIOR
Played in and started all 36 games; played an average of 36.2 minutes per game ... averaged 17.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game; averaged 17.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in league contests ... earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team honors ... gained All-America third-team honors from Associated Press; captured All-America second-team honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches ... gained Division I All-District 1 honors from both the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the United States Basketball Writers Association ... was one of 22 players to earn a spot on the official voting ballot for the 2005-06 John R. Wooden All-American Team; finished among the top 10 to gain second-team honors... earned All-Regional honors at the NCAA Tournament's Minneapolis Regional after averaging 20.3 points, 14.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in the Eagles' three tournament games ... selected to the ACC Tournament All-Tournament Team after averaging 21.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game in three tournament contests; shot 60.5 percent from the field ... earned ACC Player of the Week honors (Jan. 2); gained ACC Co-Player of the Week honors (Jan. 23) ... ranked among ACC leaders (conference games only) in seven categories: scoring (tied-seventh, 17.5), rebounding (third, 9.3), field-goal percentage (third, .578), assist-turnover ratio (10th, 1.37), offensive rebounding (tied-seventh, 2.94), defensive rebounding (second, 6.38) and minutes played (third, 37.1) ... scored in double figures in 34 games, including 14 games with 20 or more points ... recorded 15 point-rebound double doubles, including one in each of the team's six postseason games ... led or tied for the team lead in scoring 17 times, in rebounding 25 times, in assists 12 times, and in steals 15 times ... made 10 or more field goals in each of five games ... scored his 2000th career point at Holy Cross (DCU Center, Jan. 17); tallied 19 points and a career-high 17 rebounds against the Crusaders ... grabbed his 1000th career rebound at Virginia (Feb. 21); posted 22 points and nine rebounds against the Cavaliers ... notched 23 points (11-for-15 FG) and 12 rebounds in his ACC debut - at Maryland (Dec. 11) ... recorded a season-high 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the Eagles' first-ever ACC victory - against Florida State (Jan. 14); shot 12-for-14 from the foul line ... registered 25 points and 13 rebounds in a home win over Georgia Tech (Jan. 29); scored 19 second-half points ... overcame illness to tally 18 points and 14 rebounds in a career-high 48 minutes of action in a double-overtime win at NC State (Feb. 25) ... tallied 23 points (11-for-16 FG) and 15 rebounds in an ACC Tournament semifinal-round win over North Carolina (March 11).

AS A JUNIOR
Played in and started 29 games; missed the season opener (vs. Maine) because of illness; played an average of 34.6 minutes per game ... averaged 18.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game; averaged 16.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in league contests ... earned Big East All-Conference first team honors ... gained All-America third-team honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches; captured All-America honorable mention honors from Associated Press ... gained Division I All-District 1 honors from both the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the United States Basketball Writers Association ... was one of 23 players to earn a spot on the official voting ballot for the 2004-05 John R. Wooden All-American Team and Player of the Year Award ... earned National Player of the Week honors from The Sporting News (Dec. 12); gained Big East Co-Player of the Week honors (Dec. 19) ... ranked among Big East leaders (conference games only) in six categories: scoring (eighth, 16.4), rebounding (second, 8.4), field-goal percentage (10th, .448), steals (seventh, 1.75), offensive rebounding (first, 3.56) and defensive rebounding (tied-second, 4.88) ... scored in double figures in 28 games, including 13 games with 20 or more points; enjoyed one 30-point outing ... recorded eight point-rebound double doubles ... led or tied for the team lead in scoring 16 times, in rebounding 16 times and in steals eight times ... made 10 or more field goals in each of three games; made a career-high 14 field goals in a double-overtime win over Yale (Dec. 19) ... scored a game-high 20 points in the team's win over UCLA in the 11th annual John R. Wooden Classic in Anaheim, Calif. (Dec. 5) ... tallied a season-high 30 points against Duquesne (Dec. 22); also recorded 14 rebounds ... sank a 12-foot shot as time expired to lift BC to a 67-65 come-from-behind win over Kent State (Dec. 29) ... enjoyed three consecutive 20-point games - at Providence, against Georgetown and against West Virginia (Jan. 26 and 29, and Feb. 1) ... posted 16 points and a season-high 15 rebounds in a home win over ninth-ranked Syracuse (Feb. 19) ... shot a perfect 9-for-9 from the field in a 20-point effort against West Virginia in the quarterfinal round of the Big East Championship in Madison Square Garden (March 10), tying the tournament's single-game mark ... averaged 20.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in two NCAA Tournament contests; registered 15 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Pennsylvania (March 17); tallied 25 points on 11-for-19 shooting from the field against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (March 19).

AS A SOPHOMORE
Played in and started all 34 games; played an average of 32.9 minutes per game ... averaged 16.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game; averaged 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in league contests ... earned Big East All-Conference first team honors ... gained Division I All-District 1 honors from both the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the United States Basketball Writers Association ... captured All-Tournament honors at the 2004 Big East Championship; registered a point-rebound double-double in each of the Eagles' three tournament games; averaged 19.3 points and 12.0 rebounds per game ... gained MVP honors at the 2003 Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, USVI; capped the tournament with a 28-point, 13-rebound effort against Wichita State (11-24) in the title game ... ranked among Big East leaders (conference games only) in five categories: scoring (eighth, 17.4), rebounding (eighth, 7.4), field-goal percentage (second, .602), blocked shots (tied-14th, 1.19) and defensive rebounding (seventh, 5.25) ... scored in double figures in 32 games, including 12 games with 20 or more points ... recorded 11 point-rebound double doubles ... led or tied for the team lead in scoring 19 times and in rebounding 19 times ... made 10 or more field goals in each of seven games ... made a team-high 51 steals ... grabbed 200 defensive rebounds in 34 games, the second-highest total among all Big East players ... tallied 28 points and 12 rebounds at Clemson (12/30) ... notched 24 points and 12 rebounds in the Big East opener at Georgetown (1/6); shot 9-for-9 in a 21-point second-half effort ... equaled his career high with 13 field goals (made) in a 27-point outing at Syracuse (1/10); also grabbed nine rebounds in the game ... registered 20 points and 10 rebounds in an overtime win over North Carolina State (1/20) ... scored 20 points in the Eagles' win over Notre Dame (2/4); reached the 1,000-point milestone in his 52nd collegiate game with a field goal with 6:39 remaining in the contest.

AS A FRESHMAN
Played in all 31 games; started each of the last 28 games; played an average of 31.9 minutes per game ... averaged 19.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game ... shot 60.8 percent from the field in league games, tops among all Big East players .. earned Big East All-Conference second team honors; also earned Big East All-Rookie first team accolades ... gained All-Freshman first team honors and All-Northeast Region first team honors from Basketball Times ... captured NABC All-District I Team honors ... earned All-Tournament honors at the 2003 Big East Championship ... ranked among Big East leaders (conference games only) in five categories: scoring (10th, 19.1), rebounding (seventh, 7.9), field-goal percentage (third, .552), offensive rebounding (second, 3.62) and defensive rebounding (eighth, 4.31) ... scored in double figures in 29 games, including 17 games with 20 or more points; twice scored 30 or more points ... led or tied for the team lead in scoring eight times and in rebounding 18 times ... recorded 10 double-doubles - five in Big East regular-season games, one in the Big East Tournament and one in the National Invitation Tournament ... shot 60.0 percent or better from the field in each of 14 games, including eight games in which he shot 75.0 percent or better ... made 18 consecutive field goals during the team's first three games in December; made his last two attempts at Holy Cross, shot 10-for-10 against St. Bonaventure and 6-for-6 at Massachusetts ... scored a career-high 33 points in the Eagles' Big East Tournament overtime win over St. John's (3/13); scored 10 of his points in the extra session; shot 12-for-16 from the field and 9-for-11 from the foul line; also grabbed 11 rebounds in the contest ... notched 30 points and six rebounds in a home win over West Virginia (1/19); shot 13-for-19 from the floor; hit his first collegiate three-point field goal ... tallied 25 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in his Big East debut - against Providence (1/2); recorded eight rebounds at each end of the floor ... scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a career-high 44 minutes of action against Notre Dame (1/25) ... became BC's all-time freshman scoring leader in the team's home win over Villanova (3/4); notched 21 points and 11 rebounds ... registered 24 points - on 10-for-12 shooting - and 11 rebounds in the Eagles' NIT first-round game against Temple (3/21).

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game at Worcester (Mass.) Academy in 2001-02 ... led Worcester Academy to a 27-4 record, the best record in school history; the Hilltoppers advanced to the NEPSAC Class A finals ... played for head coach Mo Cassara ... averaged 23.4 points and 11.0 rebounds as a senior at Fairfax High School ... was a two-time All-City selection; led the Lions to a 22-6 record and to the City Section semifinals in 2000-01 ... averaged 20.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game as a junior ... played for head coach Harvey Kitani.

CRAIG SMITH'S CAREER STATISTICS

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