Virginia Tech will welcome UNC-Wilmington transfer Adam Smith into the program for the 2012-13 season. He will sit out this season because of NCAA transfer rules and will be a r-sophomore for the 2013-14 season.
Smith started 29 games for UNC-Wilmington as a freshman and he averaged 13.7 points per game. He led all CAA freshmen in scoring, and made the league’s All-Freshman team. Smith is listed at 6-1, 161 (though he’s likely shorter than that), and he is regarded as a scoring combo guard. He shoots a lot, putting up 396 shots in 31 games last year. He shot 37.9% from the field and 33.1% from three-point range. He was also 81.7% from the free throw line.
Smith had two huge games against ACC competition. He scored 23 points against Maryland in his college debut. He was 9-of-19 from the field and 5-of-9 from three-point range in that game. Later in the season he scored a career-high 32 points against Wake Forest, going 12-of-22 from the field and 7-of-9 from beyond the arc.
Smith is originally from Jonesboro, GA where he averaged 26.2 points per game for Fayette County High School. He was not recruited by high-major schools coming out of high school because of his size. When he announced his decision to transfer, he was pursued by schools such as Arkansas, Northwestern and Murray State. He chose Tech partially because he was familiar with assistant coaches Mark Byington and Ramon Williams from the recruiting process.
Softball Begins NCAA Tournament Tomorrow
The Virginia Tech softball team advanced to the ACC Tournament finals last weekend, and on Sunday they were selected as an at-large team in the NCAA Tournament. The Hokies will begin the tournament on Friday as the #2 seed in the Knoxville regional. They will face #3 seed UAB. Tennessee is the #1 seed, while Miami (OH) is #4.
The NCAA Tournament is a double elimination tournament, and Tech’s game against UAB will begin at 3:30pm on Friday afternoon.
Tennessee is the #7 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. If the Hokies manage to win the Knoxville Regional, they will head to Super Regionals where they will face one of four teams: Georgia (#10 overall seed), Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern or North Carolina.