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Smith named athlete of week

University of Wisconsin-Superior's Jake Smith was named the WIAC Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week for his performances against UW-Stout and UW-Platteville.

University of Wisconsin-Superior's Jake Smith was named the WIAC Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week for his performances against UW-Stout and UW-Platteville.

Smith, a freshman from Rhinelander, averaged 22.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in a pair of games during the week, including a 70-59 triumph over No. 16-ranked UW-Platteville.

Against the Pioneers, he poured in a game-high 23 points on eight-of-12 shooting from the field and grabbed a game-best seven rebounds, while also distributing three assists.

Earlier in the week at UW-Stout, he scored a team-high 22 points and hauled in 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.

Smith's totals for the week included 17-of-25 shooting from the field and 10-of-11 from the free-throw line.

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