We will count down the remaining days until WCU basketball tips off at Wright State in Dayton, Ohio on November 7th. In this season's countdown, we will meet the coaches and team members as we countdown.
8 Days until Tip-off
#0 Maurice Smith
Height/Weight: 6'6" 215
Hometown: Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.
High School: Northeast HS
2016-17 (Freshman): Competed in 28 of WCU's 32 games on the season ... Made first appearance in the season opener at Miami (11/11) ... Scored a total off 22 points on the season ... Drained first career basket against High point (12/19) ... Scored a career-high six points at Samford (02/02) ... Had a season-long four game scoring streak from Jan. 30 to Feb. 11 ... Ripped down 47 rebounds during the season ... Had a career-high six boards at Samford (02/02) ... Played the most minutes of the season, 17, in the season opener at Miami (11/11) ... Appeared on the 2016-17 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Attended Northeast High School where he was coached by Darrance Gillion ... As a senior, averaged 15 points and 11.4 rebounds per game while also collecting two blocks per contest ... Scored over 500 points in his career while collecting 200 rebounds ... Named All-Broward County as a sophomore.
Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations
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