The University of Central Florida has landed George Washington transfer Collin Smith.
The 6-10, 240-pound freshman center was second on GW in blocks and third in rebounding this season, averaging 5.3 points and 4.4 rebounds, while notching 29 rejections.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Smith will have to sit out next year.
“We’re very excited to welcome Collin Smith to the UCF Family,” Central Florida head coach Johnny Dawkins said via a statement. “We weren’t certain we were going to add one more piece this year, but Collin was too good to pass up. He will be a versatile post presence for us in 2018-19, and will have a whole year of practice to get even better before his sophomore season as a Knight.”
UCF knows from first-hand experience what they are getting in Smith, who poured in 22 points with 3 blocks and hit the game winning three in a game against them back on Dec. 3.
George Washington head coach Maurice Joseph said Smith is a heck of a big man.
“He’s long and athletic and has a rim protector aspect that we haven’t had since Isaiah Armwood (a 6-9 Villanova transfer who was a 2014 Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team selection).”
A prep star at Bolles High School (Jacksonville, FL), Smith averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists as a senior, leading the team to a 32-3 record and the Florida Class 4A State Championship.
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