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Sunday, Oct 24, 2021

Travis Smith honored with NABC All-District recognition

The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced its Division I All-District teams on Tuesday, with Mercer senior guard Travis Smith among the 242 national honorees.  Smith was named a second team selection in District 3, comprised of teams in the Atlantic Sun and Big South Conferences.
 Smith was selected by the NABC member coaches in the A-Sun and Big South after leading the Bears to a 24-12 record while averaging a team-best 13.9 points per game.  Smith was one of five A-Sun players to score 500 or more points this season after reaching the mark in the team’s final game at BYU on Monday evening.
 Smith led or tied for the team lead in scoring 21 times while reaching double-digits on 27 occasions.  The Johns Island, S.C. native also scored 20 or more five times, including a pair of 25-point outings against Stetson and at Tennessee.
 Smith’s season was a model of efficiency, as he shot 43.3% (74-of-171) from three point range and 89.8% (114-of-127) from the free throw line.  His free throw percentage was the best single-season mark in school history while his three-point shooting percentage ranks sixth on the school’s single-season chart.  His 74 three pointers positioned him sixth in the school’s single-season record book.
 In three seasons of Division I play, Smith racked up 984 points while playing for Presbyterian and Mercer.  In 2009-10, Smith scored 219 points for the Blue Hose before transferring to Gulf Coast Community College before his sophomore campaign.  In the last two years, Smith racked up 766 points in Orange and Black, highlighted by 502 points in his senior year.


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