Carrollton, GA – The stellar senior season enjoyed by West Georgia Wolves standout Marquill Smith has gained national attention. Smith was chosen Wednesday to play in next week’s 2019 Reese’s Division II College All-Star Game.
The contest will tip at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29, from the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. The game will be played during the NCAA Division II Elite Eight on the day between the semifinals and championship games.
This honor is the latest of many this month for the Wolves’ high scoring guard. Smith was earlier named Gulf South Conference Player of the Year, All-GSC First Team, and was selected a first team member of the D2CCA All-South Region. The latter honor means Smith is a candidate for a berth on the D2CCA All-America Team that will be announced next week.
Smith posted overwhelming numbers during his senior season for the Wolves. He led the league in both scoring at 27.3 points per game, and rebounding with 8.7 per contest. He also topped the league in three-point field goals made with 3.6 per contest.
The 2019 Reese’s® Division II College All-Star Game will have two teams of 10 senior student-athletes. Two student-athletes are selected from each of the eight regions in NCAA Division II with the four remaining selections made at-large. The coaches for the game are former Kennesaw State and Dalton State head coach Tony Ingle and current University of Indianapolis head coach Stan Gouard.
Smith’s selection for next week’s all-star game marks the second time a West Georgia player has been chosen for the game. Former UWG standout Deonta Stocks was voted to the contest following the 2014-15 season.