Monday, January 20, 2014

Darryl Smith Ivy League Rookie of the Week



The Ivy League named Darryl Smith its Rookie of the Week and tabbed Devin Cherry to the Honor Roll.  The Ivy Office writes:
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Cornell freshman guard Darryl Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) came off the bench in his first Ivy League game and provided quality minutes in the Big Red's loss at Columbia. Smith played 32 minutes and was largely responsible for triggering runs in both halves to keep Cornell within striking distance of the Lions. He had eight points and four rebounds in the second half and was part of a defensive effort that held the Ivy League’s best three-point shooting team to 5-of-17 shooting, including 2-of-14 with him on the floor. Smith finished the game with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot.
Smith's Statistics for the Week

MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Columbia 32 5-11 .455 0-2 .000 2-2 1.000 5 2 1 0 12
 

HONOR ROLL
Devin Cherry
, Cornell (Jr., G - Meridian, Miss.)  
16 points, 3 rebounds at Columbia

IVY LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS 2013-2014  
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Wk 1 Nov 11-Tony Hicks, Penn/Justin Sears, Yale
Wk 2 Nov 18-Sean McGonagill, Brown/Javier Duren, Yale
Wk 3 Nov 25-Maodo Lo, Columbia
Wk 4 Dec 2- T.J. Bray, Princeton/Wes Saunders, Harvard
Wk 5 Dec 9-Wes Saunders, Harvard
Wk 6 Dec 16-T.J. Bray, Princeton (Cornell no games)
Wk 7 Dec 23-Siyani Chambers, Harvard
Wk 8 Dec 30-Siyani Chambers, Harvard
Wk 9 Jan 6-Wes Saunders, Harvard/Alex Rosenberg, Columbia
Wk 10 Jan 13- Fran Dougherty, Penn
Wk 11 Jan 20-Alex Rosenberg, Columbia/Justin Sears, Yale
ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Wk 1 Nov11-Robert Hatter, Cornell
Wk 2 Nov 18-Norman Hobbie, Brown
Wk 3 Nov 25-Leland King, Brown
Wk 4 Dec 2- Robert Hatter, Cornell
Wk 5 Dec 9-Spencer Weisz, Princeton
Wk 6 Dec 16- Spencer Weisz, Princeton (Cornell no games)
Wk 7 Dec 23-Luke Petrasek, Columbia
Wk 8 Dec 30-Luke Petrasek, Columbia/Steven Spieth, Brown
Wk 9 Jan 6-Norman Hobbie, Brown
Wk 10 Jan 13-Norman Hobbie, Brown
Wk 11 Jan 20-Darryl Smith, Cornell


Smith Earns Ivy League Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Cornell Athletics

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell guard Darryl Smith has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week after a strong conference debut this past weekend at Columbia. Smith is the second Big Red freshman to earn the honor this season.

Smith came off the bench in his first Ivy League game and provided quality minutes in the Big Red's 71-61 loss at Columbia. Smith played 32 minutes and was largely responsible for triggering runs in both halves to keep Cornell within striking distance of the Lions. He had eight points and four rebounds in the second half and was part of a defensive effort that held the Ivy League's best three-point shooting team to 5-of-17 shooting, including 2-of-14 with him on the floor. Smith finished the game with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot.

Smith has been on the rise in his last five games, averaging 7.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists while shooting .484 (15-of-31) from the floor. Those are all above his season averages of 4.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists on .467 shooting.

The Big Red, including Smith, will face Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 12 p.m. at Newman Arena.

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