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Wellington
Smith
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Summit, N.J.
Height: 6-7
Weight: 245
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: F

Biography

Senior forward who started all 35 games as a junior … athletic forward who can jump out of the gym ... solid ball-handling skills ... good shooter from the perimeter ... plays exceptional defense ... played inside and outside in high school ... runs the floor well … ranks fifth in career blocked shots at WVU with 124.

At West Virginia (2008-09): Started all 35 contests as a junior … averaged 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game … averaged 21.4 minutes per game … shot 39.4 percent from the floor … grabbed 70 offensive rebounds … had 46 assists, 53 blocks and 20 steals … had five games of double-figure scoring … started and scored 10 points against Elon ... eight points and seven rebounds against Longwood ... had 10 points vs. Iowa ... scored nine points at Ole Miss ... scored six points against Cleveland State ... 12 points at Duquesne ... scored nine points at Ohio State ... nine points and eight rebounds vs. UConn ... five rebounds vs. USF ... had 10 points at Georgetown ... had five blocks vs. St. John’s ... had six points and five rebounds vs. Providence ... had seven rebounds vs. Villanova ... eight points, seven rebounds vs. Notre Dame ... 12 points and five blocks at Rutgers ... scored nine points vs. Louisville ... seven rebounds vs. Notre Dame.

At West Virginia (2007-08): Averaged 20.2 minutes as a sophomore, playing in all 37 games … made his first career starts against Duke and Xavier in the NCAA Tournament … averaged 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game … shot 42.2 percent from the floor … hit 13 3-point field goals on the season … grabbed 140 rebounds … led the Mountaineers in blocked shots with 60 … also had 27 steals … scored eight points against Xavier … posted three double-figure scoring games … eight points at DePaul and St. John’s ... 10 points vs. Providence ... eight points and seven rebounds vs. Villanova ... eight points, eight rebounds and six blocks vs. Seton Hall ... career-high 14 points vs. Rutgers ... scored nine points at USF ... had five points and five rebounds vs. St. John’s ... pulled down six rebounds against Marquette, Syracuse and Pitt ... scored eight points vs. UMBC ... grabbed nine rebounds with seven points vs. Duquesne ... had seven points vs. Auburn ... scored nine points against Winthrop ... had 12 points with five rebounds and four blocks vs. UMES ... scored nine points vs. New Mexico St. and eight points against Tennessee … played for Athletes in Action in the summer of 2008.

At West Virginia (2006-07): Played in 30 games as a freshman ... scored a season-high 12 points against Maryland Eastern Shore ... shot 55.3 percent from the field ... scored six points against Slippery Rock ... scored 11 points in eight minutes against Western Michigan ... scored three points against Arkansas ... grabbed two rebounds at Duquesne ... scored five points and grabbed four rebounds against Savannah State ... scored 12 points in nine minutes vs. UMES ... scored three points and grabbed two rebounds in four minutes against St. John’s ... scored two points at Marquette and at Cincinnati ... scored two points against Marshall ... scored six points at Rutgers in four minutes ... scored 10 points in 10 minutes vs. Providence in the BIG EAST opening round.

In High School: Averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks per game as a senior at Summit High ... was named first team all-state and first team all-Union County ... earned second team all-state honors by New Jersey Hoops in 2005 ... tabbed best player in Union County ... had 19 points in the North-South all-star game ... hit for 27 points in the state semifinals and for 20 points in the state championship ... spent last year attending prep school at Blair Academy in New Jersey ... helped his team to the MAPL tournament ... tabbed a first team all-MAPL selection at Blair.

Personal: Son of Winston and Elzadie Smith ... one of three children ... birthday is May 1 ... majoring in multidisciplinary studies. ... Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

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