Lee's Smith Is Back-To-Back GSC Freshman Of The Week

  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
PJay Smith helped lead the Flames to back to back quality Gulf South Conference wins last week over Valdosta State and UAH. He has been named as the conference Freshman of the Week for the second week in a row.
PJay Smith helped lead the Flames to back to back quality Gulf South Conference wins last week over Valdosta State and UAH. He has been named as the conference Freshman of the Week for the second week in a row.
photo by Lee Athletic Communications

For the second straight week Lee men's basketball guard PJay Smith has been named the Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week the league office announced on Tuesday.

 

Smith, a 6-foot native of LaVergne, Tenn. and Goodpasture Christian School product, has made an immediate impact for the Flames.

Smith scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out five assists as the Flames dominated rival Valdosta State last Monday, 87-64. Smith and the Flames would make it two straight over conference rivals with a convincing, 84-70 win over Alabama Huntsville on Saturday as Smith scored eight points on a perfect 3 for 3 shooting from the field.

 

"After a tough loss to a good UWF team, our guys responded with two quality wins over Valdosta State and UAH. Our bench's production has been a huge part of our team's success. PJay continues to bring our team an offensive spark, but more importantly a defensive mindset and focus that has allowed us to maintain and even stretch leads in these last two outings," said Lee head coach Bubba Smith. "We are able to give PJay our opponents toughest guard matchup and he has been as good defensively as any player I've coached over the last 22 years."

 

Smith is averaging 10 points, five rebounds and a steal coming off the bench over the last four games for the Flames. Over that stretch Lee is 3-1.

 

The Flames are now 7-4 on the year and 3-2 in the GSC. Lee will break for Christmas and return to action on Sunday, Jan. 2 at Auburn Montgomery at 4 p.m.

Sports
Randy Smith: Perfect Game Baseball Takes Global Flavor
Randy Smith: Perfect Game Baseball Takes Global Flavor
  • 7/17/2024

Hoover, Al., was the site of a huge youth baseball tournament this past week...actually it covered portions of two weeks, beginning last Friday and continuing through this coming weekend. There ... more

Johnson, Templeton Co-Medalists To Advance To U.S. Senior Amateur
Johnson, Templeton Co-Medalists To Advance To U.S. Senior Amateur
  • 7/16/2024

The stars seemed to be aligning perfectly for Steve Johnson and his quest to earn his way into the U.S. Senior Amateur. With the USGA’s championship slated to be hosted by The Honors Course ... more

3 Chattanooga Mocs Earn Preseason All-American Mention
  • 7/16/2024

It’s that time of year. There are less than 50 days before the Chattanooga Mocs kickoff at Tennessee opening the 2024 campaign. That means preseason prognostications are the order of the day. ... more