CSU forward Jason Smith is averaging career highs in points, rebounds and field goal percentage and his outstanding play this season was rewarded Wednesday when the National Association of Basketball Coaches named him to its all-District 13 first team.
Smith, who is leading the Mountain West Conference in rebounds with 9.8 per game, was named to the district’s second team last season. By being named to the first team, Smith is eligible to named an All-American by the NABC.
Joining Smith on the team are Nevada’s Nick Fazekas, San Diego State’s Brandon Heath, BYU’s Keena Young and Air Force’s Dan Nwaelele.
Smith currently ranks 11th in the country in rebounding, 21st in field goal percentage (60.1 percent) and 93rd in scoring (17.1).
The second team consists of Boise State’s Coby Karl, Eastern Washington’s Rodney Stuckey, Air Force’s Jacob Burtschi, Wyoming’s Brandon Ewing and Utah’s Luke Nevill.
The teams are voted on by the coaches who make up the region. There are 15 districts in the country divided up by geography and conference size.