Thursday Night an unlikely journey from Brooklyn, N.Y. via Archbishop Molloy and then later in Prep School in South Kent, CT took its next step following a sterling career at the University of Louisville when Russ Smith was selected #47 in the 2nd Round of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Immediately after the selection the 76ers traded Russ to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Congratulations Russdiculous. It’s been a pleasure. #L1C4
2013 NCAA Championship
2014 American Athletic Championship
2013 Big East Championship
2012 Big East Championship
2014 AP 1st Team All-American
2014 John Wooden Award 1st Team All-American
2014 USBWA 1st Team All-American
2014 Sporting News 1st Team All-American
2014 Associated Press 1st Team All-American
2014 NABC 2nd Team All-American
2014 Senior CLASS Award
2014 Naismith Trophy Finalist (winner announced April 6th)
2014 Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist (winner announced April 4th)
2014 John Wooden Award Finalist (winner announced April 4th)
2013 Associated Press 3rd Team All-American
2013 USBWA 3rd Team All-American
2013 Sporting News 3rd Team All-American
2014 1st Team All-American Athletic Conference
2013 1st Team All-Big East Conference
2014 American Athletic Tournament Most Valuable Player
2013 NCAA Tournament MidWest Region Most Outstanding Player
2013 Big East All-Tournament Team
1st Career NCAA Tournament Scoring, 248 Points.
1st Single NCAA Tournament Scoring, 134 Points. (2013)
2nd All-Time Season Scoring, 748 Points. 2012-13 Season
t4th All-Time Season Scoring, 673 Points. 2013-14 Season
5th All-Time Career Scoring, 1908 Points.
3rd Season Field Goal Attempts, 560. 2012-13 Season
4th Career Field Goal Attempts, 1501.
10th Season Made Field Goals, 232. 2012-13 Season
10th Season Field Goal Attempts, 481. 2013-14 Season
620 Career Made Field Goals (12 short of the Top 10).
t8th Career Made 3-Pointers, 180.
8th Career Attempted 3-Pointers, 521.
1st Season Made Free Throws, 222. 2012-13 Season
1st Season Attempted Free Throws, 276. 2012-13 Season
2nd Career Made Free Throws, 488.
3rd Career Attempted Free Throws, 642.
8th Season Made Free Throws, 153. 2013-14 Season
9th Season Attempted Free Throws, 217. 2013-14 Season.
1st Career Steals, 257.
1st Career NCAA Tournament Steals, 25.
1st Single NCAA Tournament Steals, 15. 2013
2nd Season Steals, 87. 2011-12 Season
8th Season Steals, 83. 2012-13 Season
t9th Season Steals, 74. 2013-14 Season.
7th Season Assists, 172. 2013-14 Season.
378 Career Assists (41 shy of Top 10 All-Time)