ADELAIDE, Australia -- A pair of former SVSU Men's Basketball student-athletes are set to square-off in Australia on Sunday, June 25 in their professional league.
Kellen Smith, who currently plays professionally for the Norwood Flames and Caleb Davis, a member of the South Adelaide Panthers, will be facing each other in the South Australian Premier League matchup.
Smith has played is six games for the Flames, averaging 12.0 ppg and 7.33 assists per contest. He is playing 29.0 minutes per game and the 7.33 assists per game lead the league. He has added 4.83 rebounds per game as well.
Kellen competed for the Cardinals from 2011-12 through 2015-16, playing in 113 games and starting 105 of them. He averaged 26.6 minutes per game for the Cardinals. Smith holds the program's single season record for assists with his 185 that he had during the 2015-16 season and the team's run to the 2016 Division II Elite Eight. He also owns the career assist record, racking-up 546 throughout his career. Smith ranks 10th in career steals with 147.
Davis has played in three games so far for the Panthers, averaging 18.0 ppg and 9.67 rebounds per game. He played in 115 games for the Cardinals in his four-year career, ranking him fifth all-time. He started 89 of those, amassing 784 points and 128 three-pointers. He sits eighth on the all-time list with those 128 triples made.
The duo led Saginaw Valley in claiming the program's first GLIAC championship in the NCAA era in 2015-16 en route to the first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament and Midwest Regional Championship. That earned the Cards a trip to the 2016 NCAA Division II Elite Eight, which was held in Frisco, Texas.