Adam Smith to Transfer from Virginia Tech

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Adam Smith will graduate in May from Virginia Tech and will transfer to another program, where he’ll have a year of eligibility. (photo by Ivan Morozov)

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech guard Adam Smith, who is on track to graduate in May 2015, has elected to leave the Virginia Tech program and transfer to another school to play his fifth year of eligibility.

Academically a senior, Smith is from Jonesboro, Georgia. He played his freshman season at UNC Wilmington, before transferring to Virginia Tech in the summer of 2012. He sat out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules and has played the last two seasons for the Hokies.

“We are very thankful for who Adam has been to our program on and off the floor during his time here,” head coach Buzz Williams said. “He is scheduled to graduate on time, and he has made the decision to play his fifth year elsewhere. We wish him all the best.”

Smith appeared in all 33 games this past season and led the Hokies in scoring, averaging 13.4 points per game. In his two seasons in Blacksburg, Smith averaged 12.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

“For the past three years, I’ve strived to be the very best that I could be, both in the classroom and on the basketball court at Virginia Tech, and it has been a very rewarding experience,” Smith said. “I’d like to thank Coach Buzz Williams for the tremendous leadership, mentorship, and guidance he provided me with during this past year. It contributed directly to my success on the court and in the classroom. As I look to the future, I have decided to use my fifth Year of eligibility to pursue my higher education and basketball dreams at another collegiate institution, which may more closely align with my immediate goals.”


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  1. Thanks Adam! – Always a Hokie and you are a great Shooter! Good luck in all your endaevors and hope to see you get a shot in the league!

  2. I am guessing he goes to Georgia State as well, whose arena is two blocks from my work. If it does happen, will actually have to go see a game.

  3. VCU maybe, but my gut tells me he’s heading home to Georgia State mark it down. Good luck to you Adam.

  4. I think most readers realize this, but I haven’t seen it mentioned here: the year that Adam Smith was required to sit out, VT had very few players. If Adam had not been at VT, it would have been difficult to hold quality practices that year. Having a highly talented person like Adam was a huge benefit way before he officially stepped on the court.

  5. All the best to Adam! I though he represented VT with class and was so proud to see his hard work pay off. I only wish he could have tasted more success in terms of wins as a Hokie and I regret not being able to give him a big senior day ovation!

  6. Good young man, he has a future and I’m glad he is leaving to get what he wants. Good Luck.

  7. Anybody think that he may have been “nudged” out? Many, including this site, have projected his playing time would be cut next year.

      1. Exactly. My opinion is that no one was saying “Hey Adam, you’d be better off at a different school because of our roster situation.” It was more of a combination of him graduating and wanting to pursue post-graduate education and seeing the writing on the wall that with him, Devin Wilson, and Seth Allen all vying for the point position, the number of minutes he would see would diminish. And that’s not a bad thing…it happens all the time. Hopefully he’ll find a good place to study what he wants as well as play a larger roll for their basketball team.

  8. Adam, thank you for all you have contributed to VT basketball. We hate to lose you but wish you the very best. Best of luck where ever you go and know we all wish you well. God speed from the Hokie Nation………

  9. Adam has been an asset to the program. I wish him well in his final year of college ball and in his future endeavors.

  10. Not surprised. Adam Smith wisely used his 3 years at Tech. I can see Adam attending graduate school for communications. Northwestern, Washington, USC, UCLA, Utah, Oklahoma, Tennessee, South Florida, and VCU all have good graduate programs. Syracuse and Miami do as well, but I don’t know if graduate players from the ACC can transfer to other ACC schools.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Adam broadcasting on one of the major sports networks in the near future. I think he has the ability and drive to do so. Best of luck to him!

  11. Unfotunately, this move Makes sense – shooters aren’t our problem, and we need bigs. Still hate to lose him. Solid kid who really worked hard this year.

    But he also understands there are only so many minutes for guards. With his stroke, he will have no problems finding a suitor.
    Best of luck Adam!!!!

    1. Are you really surprised? You must not be paying close attention. Best wishes but with Seth Allen & Justin Robinson incoming and Jalen emerging. Adam is a great shooter but it’s hard to be a 5’10” shooting guard in the ACC…he’s NOT a point guard

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