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Carl Smith

At UMass

Career

  • Two-time team captain.
  • UM played 112 games in his four seasons, and he started in every one. The 112 consecutive mark still stands as UM's longest.1) The 112 starts was, at the time, most-ever in program history, but has since slipped to sixth.2)
  • Played a total of 3,952 minutes, third-most in program history.3)
  • Led the team in assists in each of his four years.
  • His 633 assists were, at the time, most in Atlantic 10 history. Since then, that has fallen to tenth place in A-10 history.4)
  • Within UMass, Smith's 633 assists have since been surpassed by Chaz Williams (702) and Chris Lowe (678).
  • Smith dished 405 assists in A-10 conference games, which is still best for a UMass player. (Chaz Williams 345).5)
  • Career average of 5.7 assists per game stands as second-most in UM history,6) and seventh-most in A-10 history.7)
  • Tied UM's program record for assists in a game, with 15, on 1/23/1986.8)
  • Tallied 15 games with 10+ assists, a mark that stood as UM's best through the end of the 2007-08 season. Chaz Williams later tallied 18.
  • Recorded at least one assist in all of his 112 games. The 112 consecutive mark stood as UM's longest, through the end of the 2007-08 season.9)
  • Great three-point shooter. His percentages of .443 in all games, and .455 in A-10 games, stood as UM's career bests, through the end of the 2020-21 season.
  • Shot .770 from the free throw line, which was seventh-best in UM program history, but has since been pushed out of the top ten.
  • Tallied 139 steals (1.2 per game), which was second-best in UM program history, but has since been pushed out of the top ten.
  • Team's best free throw shooter in his Freshman thru Junior seasons.

1986-87 Senior year

Smith in action at The Cage.
  • Co-captain, along with Lorenzo Sutton
  • Shot .476 from three in Atlantic 10 conference games. Through the end of the 2019-20 season, this stood as UM's best percentage in a single season.
  • Shot .447 from three across the full season. Through the end of the 2019-20 season, this was seventh-best in program history.
  • Shot .473 overall from the floor, which led the team.
  • Shot .725 from the free throw line, falling out of team lead position (.833 from Lorenzo Sutton).

1985-86 Junior year

  • Co-captain, along with Lorenzo Sutton
  • Tied UM's program record with 15 assists versus Duquesne (1/23).
  • Dished 191 assists in the season, which stands as ninth-best in UM program history.10)
  • Led the Atlantic 10 in assists, in both total (191) and average (6.8).
  • His .781 free throw percentage led the team.
  • Led team in steals with 40.

1984-85 Sophomore year

  • His .757 free throw percentage led the team.
  • Lead team in minutes played: 1055 total / 37.7 average. The 37.7 average stands as eighth-most in UM program history.11)
  • Fourth in the Atlantic 10 in assists with a 4.5 average.
  • Scored 19 points, sharing the team lead with Horace Neysmith, in the A-10 Tournament game versus Rutgers (3/7).

1983-84 Freshman year

  • Named to the Atlantic 10 Rookie Team.
  • Led the team in assists (212 total, 7.3 average), setting a new best for a UM freshman, a mark that stood as UM's best as of mid-2008.12)
  • The 212 assists stands as seventh-best in UM program history.13)
  • Led the A-10 in assists, in both total (212) and average (7.3), the latter was a full two better than the next highest player.
  • The average of 7.3 assists per game ranks seventh in A-10 history.14)
  • Dished 13 assists, his personal best at the time, in consecutive games, versus Rutgers (3/1) and Duquesne (3/3).
  • His .811 free throw percentage led the team.
  • Led team in steals with 47.
Carl in an apparent Minuteman costume, but if not for the jersey he'd easily be mistaken for a George Washington Colonial.

Statistics

SeasonGGSMPMPGFGFGAFG%2P2PA2P%3P3PA3P%FTFTAFT%PTSPPGTRBRPGASTAPGTOVA:TOSTLBLKPF
1983-842929100434.666136.48566136.485N/AN/AN/A7795.8112097.2702.42127.3962.247364
1984-852828105537.781213.38069185.3731228.42984111.7572468.8792.81254.5811.531274
1985-86282898235.171160.44471160.444N/AN/AN/A5773.7811997.1481.71916.8922.148364
1986-87272791133.796203.47354109.4954294.4475069.72528410.5682.51053.9631.721072
Career112112395235.3314712.441260590.44154122.443268348.7709388.42652.46335.73321.91478274

The Atlantic 10 did not use the three-point shot in the 1983-84 or 1985-86 seasons.

1) , 2) , 3) , 5) , 6) , 10) , 11) , 13)
Through the end of the 2020-21 season.
4) , 7) , 14)
Through the end of the 2018-19 season.
8)
UM's individual high mark for assists in a game still stands at 15, through the end of the 2020-21 season.
9) , 12)
Mark may have since been surpassed.
carl_smith.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/26 18:06 by mikeuma