Dion Smith, Franklin College, Men's Basketball

Franklin College sophomore forward Dion Smith (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) was the leader in a pair of key conference wins last week and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. 

Smith posted a double-double in wins over Manchester and Anderson, highlighted by a career-high 26 points against the Ravens Saturday.  Smith scored 20 points, on 9-of-10 shooting, in a road win over Manchester Wednesday and followed that performance with 26 points and 11 rebounds against Anderson. 

For the week, Smith averaged a team-high 23.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 3.5 blocks, and 3.0 steals per game. 

Franklin (9-10, 6-6 HCAC) will play host to rival Hanover and Bluffton this week.

HCAC Men's Basketball
Players-of-the-Week
Week 1
Ryan Hicks, Defiance College
Week 2  Julian Strickland, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 3  Bailey Howard, Franklin College
Week 4  Bailey Howard, Franklin College
Week 5  Thayne Recker, Bluffton University
Week 6
Julian Strickland, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 7  No Player of the Week
Week 8  Julian Strickland, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 9  Tim Bass, Hanover College
Week 10 Julian Strickland, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 11 Brady Dolezal, Manchester University
Week 12 Dion Smith, Franklin College
Week 13  
Week 14