Smith named Athlete of the Week
Basketball standout from Hampton helped RBC secure season-opening wins
SOUTH PRINCE GEORGE — Richard Bland College sophomore men's basketball standout Robert Smith/Hampton (Phoebus) has been named the Athletics Department's Athlete of the Week for the period October 30-November 5.
The 6-4, 225-pound guard led the preseason nationallyranked No. 2 Statesmen (2-0) to a pair of season-opening wins, including a 93-83 home win past Clinton (S.C.) on Nov. 1 and an 85-63 road win at CCBC Dundalk (Md.) on Nov. 4.
Smith began the campaign with his first collegiate doubledouble, posting career-highs of 26 points and 12 rebounds, adding two assists against the Golden Bears. He followed that effort with a game-high 22 points, adding five rebounds
Q: How does it feel to be named Richard Bland Athlete of the Week?
RS: It makes me feel like I have improved and that others have noticed it.
Q: How did you get started in your sport and how long have you played?
RS: I started playing in my community when I was nine years old, and a lot of local kids and I began playing on the same AAU team.
Q: What do you like most about your team?
RS: Our personalities complement each other well. Q: Who is your funniest teammate/why? RS: Brandon Henry. He does the best impressions. Q: Do you have any pregame rituals/superstitions? RS: I like to listen to Meek Mill before each game. Q: What is your favorite place on campus/why? RS: My room in the residence hall. Q: What is your favorite class/ professor/why? RS: Spanish with Rachel Finney, Associate Professor of Spanish. She's a great instructor.