Annual GW Commencement on National Mall Punctuates Collegiate Experience
The Top Student-Athletes, Teams and Moments for 2012-13 Recognized at Annual Awards Show
11-GW (13-16) vs. 6-Massachusetts (19-10) | Thursday, March 14, 2013 | Barclays Center | 9:00 p.m.
Seniors Bynes, Smith Post Memorable Performances in Final Home Games
GW Men's Basketball vs. La Salle (2/29/12)
GW Men's Basketball vs. Massachusetts (2/4/12)
GW Men's Basketball vs. Rhode Island (1/11/12) Photos by George Kubas
Played in all 30 games with two starts, averaging 7.0 points on 47.1 percent shooting (80-170) and 2.6 rebounds in 12.9 minutes ... Reached double-figure scoring seven times ... Totaled 15 points, five rebounds and four steals in Senior Day overtime victory over Dayton (3/9/13), shared Colonial of the Week honors with senior Bryan Bynes ... Scored 15 points off bench, posted season-high 19 minutes, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, three steals and two blocks in win at Massachusetts (1/19/13) ... Second straight game and third time in four games scoring in double figures with 10 points in rout of Sacred Heart (12/30/12) ... Season-high 18 points in 12 minutes off bench in victory over VMI (12/22/12), named GWsports.com Colonial of the Week ... 14 points and 17 minutes off bench, sparked second-half rally with eight points in span of 2:26 in loss against Kansas State (12/8/12).
As a Junior in 2011-12:
Averaged 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 16.3 minutes over 29 games played with 16 starts ... Grabbed season-high 11 rebounds, added nine points to narrowly miss double-double in victory over Duquesne (2/25/12) ... Scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting in victory at Richmond (2/11/12) ... Season-high six field goals en route to 14 points at Temple (2/8/12) ... Set new season-highs of 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting from field, 6-of-8 from foul line, and two blocks in 31 minutes against Massachusetts (2/4/12) ... Scored 11 points, dished out two assists at La Salle (1/25/12) ... 10 points and three steals in season-best 26 minutes off the bench at St. Bonaventure (1/4/12) ... 10 points, five rebounds and 12 minutes at #3 Syracuse (12/10/11) ... Saw first action of season at Progressive CBE Classic Bowling Green Subregional after missing the entire preseason, first two games due to concussion-related symptoms.
As a Sophomore in 2010-11:
team leader in offensive rebounds with 81
2nd on team in rebounding with 5.1 rpg
4th on team in steals with 26
scored 10 pts., 7 rebs., 3 assts., 2 blks. vs. UNC Wilmington (11-29-10)
team-high 18 pts., 6 rebs. vs. Towson (12-8-10)
named GWsports.com Colonial of the Week Dec. 13 for Towson game
solid 20-pt., 6-reb. effort against East Carolina (12-22-10)
game-high 16 pts., 6 rebs. vs. Holy Cross (12-31-10)
16 pts., 3-3 3FGs, 5 rebs. @ Saint Joseph's (1-8-11)
added 11 pts., 6 rebs., 2 stls. vs. Fordham (1-12-11)
scored 10 pts., 7 rebs., 3 stls. @ Richmond (1-19-11)
tallied 12 pts. on 5-9 FGs vs. St. Bonaventure (1-22-11)
13-reb., 13-pt. dbl.-dbl., career-high 3 blks. vs. Saint Louis (1-29-11)
14-pt., 10-reb. dbl.-dbl., 3 stls. @ UMass (2-13-11)
team-high 12-pt. 7-reb. effort vs. #24 Temple (2-26-11)
As a Freshman in 2009-10:
clutch tip-in at ECU at the buzzer to force OT, 11 pts., 7 rebs. (12-22-09)
13 pts. on 5-11 FGs, 6 rebs. @ Holy Cross (12-28-09)
scored 13 pts., 7 rebs. vs. Saint Louis (1-27-10)
scored 10 pts. on 5-7 FGs, 2 stls. @ Rhode Island (1-30-10)
first career dbl.-dbl. w/ 14 pts., 10 rebs.,3 stls. v. Duquesne (2-6-10)
scored 15 pts., 4 stls, @ Fordham (2-13-10)
named A-10 Rookie of the Week (2-14-10)
scored career-high 21 pts., 8 rebs. vs. La Salle (2-24-10)
High School: Averaged 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals a game as a senior at Bridgton Academy under coach Whit Lesure. Smith helped lead Bridgton to a 26-11 record and the New England Class A Prep Championship last season. He is noted for his rebounding and court vision enabling him to execute accurate no-look passes and as someone who plays taller than his 6-6 frame. "He's a gifted scorer but could become a tough defender," Lesure said. "Very good rebounder for his size and plays bigger than 6-6. Great kid on and off the floor, very well-regarded by his teachers and peers alike."
Personal: Born Darryl Courtney Smith on March 28, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada ... son of Tyrone and Monica Joseph ... has four brothers, Christopher Brown, Machel Lewis, Troy Bryan and Dane Smith and three sisters, Teasha Gordon, Stacey Lewis and Sashanna Berry ... aspires to play professionally, and become a physical education teacher ... plans to major in business management.
|CAREER HIGHS (Through 2012-13 Season)|
|Points||21||vs. La Salle (2/24/10)|
|Rebounds||13||vs. Saint Louis (1/29/11)|
|Assists||3 (2x)||last at Duquesne (2/6/13)|
|Blocks||3||vs. Saint Louis (1/29/11)|
|Steals||4 (2x)||last vs. Dayton (3/9/13)|
|Minutes||33 (2x)||last vs. Dayton (3/5/11)|
|Field Goals Made||8 (2x)||last vs. VMI (12/22/12)|
|Field Goals Attempted||15||at Howard (1/2/11)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||3 (2x)||last at Saint Joseph's (1/8/11)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||5||at Holy Cross (12/28/09)|
|Free Throws Made||6 (3x)||last vs. Temple (1/16/13)|
|Free Throws Attempted||10||at Massachusetts (2/13/11)|
Watanabe Named Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - After turning in one of the finest defensive seasons in school history, senior guard Yuta Watanabe highlighted GW men's basketball's...
Men's Basketball Hands Out Awards at Team Banquet
In addition to everything he does for the team defensively, Watanabe has turned in his finest season offensively, leading the team in scoring, three-point...
Men's Basketball Falls Short at Dayton, 88-78
DAYTON, Ohio -- On Saturday afternoon at UD Arena, the GW men’s basketball team and Dayton Flyers entered their matchup with identical conference...
A Fitting End
Yuta Watanabe figured he’d shed a few tears on Senior Night, but the GW guard believed he’d be able to fend them off until the postgame locker...
Watanabe Makes Senior Night His Night in GW Win
WASHINGTON -- It was Senior Night on Wednesday at the Charles E. Smith Center and with all due respect to grad transfers Patrick Steeves and Bo Zeigler,...
United by Hoops
Visitors to the on-campus apartment shared by GW seniors Jack Granger, Patrick Steeves, Yuta Watanabe and Bo Zeigler, are greeted by the Stars and Stripes...
Men's Basketball Falls at Saint Louis, 62-53
SAINT LOUIS -- After finding its footing offensively in a recent five-game stretch that had produced four victories and an average of 82.2 points per game,...
Men's Basketball Visits Saint Louis
TIPPING OFF: The streaking GW men’s basketball team looks to continue its hot streak as it heads on the road for a Saturday evening contest at Saint...