Bethune-Cookman University’s LaRon Smith has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of The Week, it was announced Monday.
The 6-8 redshirt junior, a product of Heritage High School in Palm Bay, totaled 18 rebounds, three assists, 11 blocks and four steals against Brown, Jacksonville and Grand Canyon last week.
For the season, Smith is averaging 6.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game. He’s leading the MEAC in blocked shot per game (18th nationally), is third in rebounding and tied for second in double-doubles with four.
Bethune-Cookman (4-11) concludes a seven-game road swing with key MEAC games at Hampton Saturday and Norfolk State Monday.
This information was courtesy of B-CU Athletics.