A Roster…Addition? Yep, You Read That Right

Posted: May 16, 2012 in Men's Basketball

The Hokies have had some roster setbacks over the past couple of weeks.  Today however, the Hokies added a player to the roster.

According to Jeff Goodman on twitter (@GoodmanCBS):

“Virginia Tech has landed UNC Wilmington freshman Adam Smith, per source. Smith averaged 13.7 points last season for UNCW.”

–Jeff Goodman

Naturally, I went to look up just exactly who this Adam Smith was.  Here’s what you need to know about the Hokies new player.

Smith played one year for UNC-W where he averaged 13.7 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game.  As a freshman, Smith logged an average of 30 minutes per game.

Smith is a small dude apparently.  ESPN has him listed as 5’11, 160 which makes me think that he would probably be best suited as a point guard.

Smith is a 3-point weapon and that appears to be his strongest suit.  He shot 38% last season from the field, but shot 33% from behind the 3-point line.

What is very notable is that in his two games against ACC opponents Maryland and Wake Forest, he scored 23 and 32 points respectively.  This shows that he can at least hang with middle of the road ACC teams.  This is very promising.

What remains to be seen is whether or not Smith will have to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules.  It should be noted that Smith is transferring to Virginia Tech thanks to his ties to new Hokies assistant coach Mark Byington.  Byington was the lead recruiter for Smith when Byington was still coaching at the College of Charleston.

Here is a highlight video of Smith from his time at UNC-W:

[EDIT: From Mark Berman (@BermanRoanoke) on Twitter:]

“Smith says he will have to sit out the upcoming season. Then he has 3 years of eligibility. Was 2nd team Parade All-American in 2011.”

–Mark Berman

Are you guys excited about the addition of Smith to the roster?

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