Posted January 02, 2013

Report: UCLA transfer Josh Smith headed to Georgetown

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UCLA transfer Josh Smith averaged 5.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in eight games this season. (Harry How/Getty Images)

UCLA transfer Josh Smith averaged 5.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in six games this season. (Harry How/Getty Images)

6-foot-10, 300-plus-pound UCLA transfer Josh Smith is headed to Georgetown, CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman is reporting. The junior chose the Hoyas over Kansas, according to the report.

Smith, who arrived at UCLA as a blue-chip recruit and first-round NBA prospect, has struggled to keep his weight down in college. He averaged 10.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in 21.7 minutes a freshman, but those numbers dropped to 9.9, 4.9 and 17.2 during his sophomore year.

Smith played in six games for the Bruins this season, averaging 5.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in just 13.5 minutes per game before announcing that he would transfer in late November.

UCLA has gone 8-4 in his absence, including most recently an upset over No. 7 Missouri. Georgetown is 10-1 this season and currently ranked No. 15.

Yahoo! Sports Jeff Eisenberg tweeted that the move is a “worthy gamble” for the Hoyas, who have a storied tradition of building around big men, including Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, Roy Hibbert and Greg Monroe.


1 comments
Jackson2
Jackson2

How has UCLA gone 8-4 in his absence when they only have 3 losses on the season?