SD City’s Wonder Smith tapped as PCAC Men’s AOTW

SD City’s Wonder Smith tapped as PCAC Men’s AOTW

San Diego City College basketball player Wonder Smith has been honored as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Athlete of the Week after leading the defending state champion Knights to their second straight Palomar College Thanksgiving Tournament title.

Smith, a sophomore point guard/shooting guard out of Windward School in Los Angeles who began his collegiate career as a redshirt at UCLA two years ago, scored 23 points and hauled down 8 rebounds as the Knights held off an upset bid by Orange Coast in the first round by winning 73-72. He tallied 25 points and also had 12 rebounds and 7 assists as San Diego City handed Santiago Canyon its first loss of the season 96-86 in the semifinals.

And Smith controlled the floor in a 92-79 victory over PCAC rival San Diego Miramar in the championship game while contributing 14 points, 5 rebounds and five assists.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Dallas Haupt (San Diego Miramar Basketball), a 6-foot-1 sophomore swing man from St. Augustine High School, helped lead the way as the Jets roared into the championship game of the Palomar tournament. He helped lead Miramar to a 78-76 first-round victory over Los Angeles Harbor with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 steals, then had 9 key points and a strong floor game as the Jets knocked off Saddleback 80-74 in the semifinals.

Jackson Strong (Palomar Basketball), the Comets’ 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Torrey Pines High School, knocked down 22 three-pointers in the Thanksgiving Tournament. Strong scored 17 points, sank 6 threes and latched onto 7 rebounds in an 85-70 loss to Santiago Canyon, which came in undefeated, in the first round. He pumped in 31 points, going 8-for-12 from behind the 3-point arc, in an 85-58 consolation semifinal victory over Orange Coast. And he tallied 26 points, with 8 three-pointers, in an 88-78 loss to L.A. Harbor for the consolation title.

 

 

PCAC 2017-18 MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Nov 26 Wonder Smith, San Diego City College Basketball
Nov 19 Kevin McNeal, San Bernardino Valley Basketball
Nov 12 Eric Barajas, MiraCosta        
Chandler Wachholtz, Palomar
Soccer
Football
Nov 5 Robert McCoy, San Diego City College
Logan Vallo, San Diego Mesa
Basketball
Football
Oct  30 Carlos de la Torre, San Bernardino Valley
Chris Mack, Southwestern
Cross Country
Football
Oct 22 Andrew Quiroz, San Bernardino Valley
Spencer Moyer, San Diego Mesa
Soccer
Football
Oct 15 Oscar Montano, Imperial Valley
Colin Baehman, MiraCosta 
Soccer
Soccer
Oct 9 Max Perlin, San Diego Mesa       Water Polo
Oct 2 Sergio Ayon, Southwestern Football
Sept 25 Ronald Beeson, Southwestern
Noah Shoeman, College of the Desert
Soccer
Football
Sept 18 Lance Diaz, San Bernardino Valley
Austin Holt, College of the Desert
Soccer
Football
Sept 11 Sheriron Jones, Mt. San Jacinto
Nick Como, San Bernardino Valley
Football
Football
Sept 4 Matt Romero, Palomar                 
Armando Herrera, San Bernardino Valley
Football
Football

  

 

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