2008-09 Men's Basketball
Ben Smith
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Ben Smith
No.: 3
Pos.: G
Cl.: Jr.
Ht.: 5-10
Wt.: 165
Hometown (Last School): Dublin, Ga. (Dublin)
Rosters: 2008-09 Men's Basketball
2007-08 Men's Basketball
Enters his junior season just 221 points away from the 1,000 point club at JU…with 267 assists in his career, he needs 72 to crack the school’s top 10 list…his 94 steals puts him 19 away from the school’s all-time top 10…he also needs just 34 free throws to break into the top 10 list in that category.

2007-08: Started all 31 games for the Dolphins en route to earning a spot on the first team all-Atlantic Sun Conference…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 all-time 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 a 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.