PRINCETON, N.J. – Columbia men’s basketball sophomore Mike Smith was named Second Team All-Ivy League, the conference announced Tuesday.
Harvard’s Seth Towns claimed Player of the Year honors, Brown’s Desmond Cambridge earned Rookie of the Year, Princeton’s Amir Bell is Defensive Player of the Year and Steve Donahue of Penn was tabbed Coach of the Year.
Smith finished the regular season second in the conference in scoring at 17.6 points per game. He also dished out 4.6 assists per game, becoming the first Columbia player to lead the conference in the category since Brett Loscalzo ’08CC did so in the 2004-05 campaign. Smith’s 124 assists were also the ninth highest single-season total in program history.
The Burr Ridge, Illinois, native shot 84.2 percent from the foul line – good for fourth in the Ancient Eight and registered 1.1 steals per contest, putting him sixth in the league. Smith scored 20-plus points on 10 occasions, including a career-high 28 points against Navy on December 10.
Smith joins Maodo Lo ’16CC and Brian Barbour ’13, the last two Lions starting point guards, to earn All-Ivy League status.