Smith transfers to Minnesota

The Sports NetworkMay 20, 2013 

Malik Smith is following his head coach to Minnesota.

The former Florida International guard, Smith, signed his tender to transfer and play with the Golden Gophers on Monday.

"It was a pleasure to coach Malik last season at FIU and I am excited that he has decided to join the Golden Gopher program," Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino said. "His knowledge of our program on and off the court will be invaluable as we start to integrate our system here at Minnesota."

The junior, who averaged 14.1 points per game last year, will be eligible to play right away pending an NCAA waiver based on a possible APR induced postseason ban at FIU.

Merced Sun-Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service