North Little Rock: Ware, Smith, Steele earn honors

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Tracy Steele Jr.
DJ Smith

A trio of North Little Rock basketball players received post-season honors after winning the 6A state title last Thursday.

Guards DJ Smith and Tracy Steele Jr., were named all-conference in the 6A-Central and to the 6A state tournament team and center Kel’el Ware was named all-state, in addition being named all-conference and was also the state tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

Ware, a junior, was also named all-state last season.

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Stats from the championship game

  • 01* … STEELE - 8 ... 3-4 ... 0-1 ... 2-4 ... 0 ... 1 ... 1 ... 0 ... 3 ... 3 ... 0 ... 1 ... 29 ... 8

  • 02* ... SMITH - 26 ... 9-12 ... 1-3 ... 7-10 ... 0 ... 4 ... 4 ... 1 ... 2 ... 2 ... 0 ... 6 ... 32 ... 10

  • 10* ... WARE - 19 ... 7-11 ... 0-1 ... 5-6 ... 3 ... 5 ... 8 ... 0 ... 2T ... 3 ... 0 ... 2 ... 25 ... 4

  • 12* ... WADE - 0 ... 0-2 ... 0-1 ... 0-0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 1 ... 1 ... 0 ... 1 ... 19 ... -11

  • 20* ... FRAZIER - 0 ... 0-1 ... 0-0 ... 0-0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 3 ... 2 ... 0 ... 0 ... 4 ... -6

  • 00 ... SMITH - 0 ... 0-0 ... 0-0 ... 0-0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 1 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 2 ... 2

  • 03 ... MARIS - 0 ... 0-3 ... 0-3 ... 0-0 ... 1 ... 1 ... 2 ... 1 ... 3 ... 1 ... 0 ... 1 ... 8 ... 15

  • 04 ... COTTON - 10 ... 3-5 ... 2-3 ... 2-2 ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 0 ... 3 ... 2 ... 0 ... 4 ... 19 ... 17

  • 11 ... ETIM - 0 ... 0-0 ... 0-0 ... 0-0 ... 0 ... 3 ... 3 ... 0 ... 0 ... 1 ... 1 ... 0 ... 13 ... 2

  • 23 ... JACKSON - 2 ... 1-1 ... 0-0 ... 0-0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 1 ... 1 ... 0 ... 0 ... 9 ... 9

  • TOTALS ... 65 ... 23-39 ... 3-12 ... 16-22 ... 6 ... 19 ... 25 ... 2 ... 19 ... 16 ... 1 ... 15 ...  ... 0

Specialty Stats

  • Bench Points ... 12

  • Points In Paint ... 34

  • Points off Turns ... 34

  • Opp Turnovers ... 21

  • 2nd Chance Points ... 10

  • Off Rebounds ... 6

  • Fastbreak Points ... 6

  • Layups ... 13-18

  • Dunks ... 2-2

  • Times Tied ... 1

  • Times Taken Lead ... 2

  • Possessions ... 65

  • Scores ... 32

  • Avg Poss Time (sec) ... 16

  • Pts Per Possession ... 1.000

  • Scoring % ... 49.2

  • Turnover % ... 24.6

  • Time Leading ... 8:49

  • Time Trailing ... 21:37

  • Time Tied ... 1:34

    NLR Top Performers

PLAYER ... PTS ... REB ... FG ... AST ... EFF

  • 02 SMITH ... 26 ... 4 ... 9-12 ... 1 ... 29

  • 10 WARE ... 19 ... 8 ... 7-11 ... 0 ... 21

  • 04 COTTON ... 10 ... 3 ... 3-5 ... 0 ... 13

  • 01 STEELE ... 8 ... 1 ... 3-4 ... 0 ... 4