Parker Smith Tagged OVC Freshman of the Week
Monday, January 5, 2009

Smith Receives First OVC Honor 

Nashville, Tenn. - Parker Smith has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week for his efforts during the week of December 29th. He receives his first conference honor.

The 6-3, freshman from Gainesville, Ga. scored a career-high 26 points to lead Tennessee State to a 69-63 OVC victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday (01/03/09). He hit 7-of-10 from the floor, 6-of-9 from behind the arc and 6-of-6 from the free throw line in the victory. He also scored seven points in a five-point loss at Georgia Tech and averaged 16.5 points for the two games.

Smith currently averages 8.4 points per game, shoots 34 percent from three-point range and is second in the OVC in free-throw percentage.