Smith breaks foot instead of record

Trying to break Devin Harris' single game scoring mark, Louisville signee Jerry Smith instead broke a bone in his right foot during an 87-50 win over West Allis Central. InsideTheVille.com has more details.

Louisville signee and Wauwatosa East star Jerry Smith saw his season come to an abrupt end while trying to break a scoring record.

Smith fractured a bone in his right foot with 5 minutes left in his team's 87-50 victory over West Allis Central. The game had long been over, but Tosa East coach George Haas left the 6'3 guard in the game in hopes of Smith breaking Dallas Maverick guard Devin Harris' single game scoring mark. Smith ended up with 46 points, just one shy of Harris' record of 47.

This was the last game of the regular season for Tosa East who finished with a record of 19-1, their only loss coming to an out of state team, St. Thomas of Minnesota.

The end of Smith's season could hurt his quest for Mr. Basketball in Wisconsin, but with an average of 25.1 points per game, and an undefeated regular season against in-state opponents in the state's highest division, Smith still makes a strong case for himself.

"Our coaches have talked to his dad," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. "We're not sure what he broke. He's in a cast and probably out two months. He probably won't play in the all-star game here, but it won't affect his future with us. He should be fine by the time he gets here."

He is expected to be in a cast for six to eight weeks.


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