2009-10 Men's Basketball
Ben Smith
Ben Smith
No.: 3
Pos.: G
Cl.: Sr.
Ht.: 5-10
Wt.: 165
Hometown (Last School): Dublin, Ga./Dublin HS
Rosters: 2009-10 Men's Basketball
- 2010 Preseason Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year
- 2008, 2009 All-Atlantic Sun Conference first team selection
- 2008, 2009 Atlantic Sun Conference all-tournament team selection
- 2007 Atlantic Sun Conference all-freshman team member

Record Chase: Enters his final season ranked 13th on the all-time scoring list and can potentially becomethe third leading scorer in school history...needs 45 steals to become the school’s all-time leader...needs 113 assists to pass Jeremy Livingston to claim the school record...trails Ralph Tiner by 143 free throws for the school record in free throws made...his 139 career 3-pointers ranks fifth all time at JU and needs just 18 to take second place on the alltime list.

2008-09: Started all 32 games as a junior to earn first team all-conference honors...led the team in scoring (16.9 ppg), assists (128) and steals (70)...his steals total is tied for the third highest in JU history...scored in double figures 27 times, going for 20 or more in a game eight times...had a season-high 30 points at Georgia Tech, hitting a career-high eight 3-pointers to keep the Dolphins in the game...had 29 points and three assists in the A-Sun title game vs. ETSU...had a career-high 12 rebounds with nine points against Florida State...his 3-pointer at the end of regulation against ETSU forced overtime en route to scoring 26 points in the Dolphins win...had 27 points, eigt assists, five steals and six rebounds in the Dolphins ASun title clinching win at Belmont...hit 66 3-pointers, tying for ninth on the single-season list at JU, knocking down at least three treys in a game 13 times.

2007-08: Started all 31 games for the Dolphins en route to earning a spot on the first team all-conference team…led the team in scoring (15.8), assists (143) and steals (56)…hit a team-best 47 3-pointers...his 190 free throws made is the third highest single-season total in school history and is fifth alltime in A-Sun history…his 143 assists ranks 10th on the school’s all-time single-season list…recorded 14 free throws made in the season opener against Savannah State (Nov. 11), which is tied for ninth on the school’s single-game list…scored in double figures 27 times, putting up 20 points or more six times…scored career-high 33 points in a triple overtime win over Stetson (Jan. 3), hitting 10-of-17 from the floor and 11-of-15 from the free throw line…hit at least 10 free throws in a game six times…dished out five assists in a game 13 times, including a career-best 11 at Kennesaw State en route to a double-double with 17 points…had a streak of 24 consecutive free throws made at one point in the season…hit four 3-pointers in a game three times...led the conference in minutes played (36.3) while ranking in the top 10 in points (15.8), assists (4.6), free throw percentage (84.8), steals (1.8), 3-point field goal percentage (37.0) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6).

2006-07: Played in all 29 games, starting 28 as a true freshman…named to the A-Sun all-freshman team…averaged 9.9 points per game and was second on the team with 124 assists…scored in double figures 13 times and dished out at least five assists 11 times…had a season-high 28 points, hitting six 3-pointers, in leading JU to a 101-97 win over Mercer (Feb. 16)…put up 20 points in leading JU to a second half comeback in a 76-72 win over Kennesaw State (Feb. 14)…had five straight games in double figures and finished the year with at least 10 points in seven of the last eight games…led the team in free throw percentage and ranked second in the conference...led the A-Sun in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.8 and was fourth in the league in assists at 4.28.

High School: A three-year starter and four-time letterwinner at Dublin High School...as a senior, he led Dublin to a 30-2 record and the Class 2A state championship,earning first team all-state honors...knows how to win, having been a part of four Dublin teams that racked up at least 22 wins...averaged 15 points, seven assists and four steals as a sophomore, improving to 20 points, six assists and five steals as junior...finished his career by averaging 22 points, eight assists and five steals to earn Class 2A“Player of the Year”honors...also named the “Player of the Year” in the heart of Georgia and Middle Georgia.

Personal: Son of Curtis and Brenda Smith...majoring in sports administration.