Josh Smith to Georgetown

Per CBSSports, Josh Smith will be transferring to Georgetown after leaving UCLA in late November. The talented but underachieving center was a Freshman All-American before seeing his waistline swell and his minutes dip over the next two seasons. He averaged just 5.2 points and 4.2 rebounds as a junior, down from 10.9 and 6.3 in his debut campaign.

Leaving just three days after guard Tyler Lamb also announced his departure, Smith cited “personal reasons” for his decision to quit the UCLA basketball team.

The Washington native picked the Hoyas over Kansas. Some time under John Thompson III at Georgetown should provide some structure, and might even help Smith turn his career around. Smith may have been chronically overweight, but he was still a legitimate big man with soft hands and rare ball skills. The former five-star recruit will be eligible after sitting out a year, or he could elect to redshirt until the 2014-15 season to get a full season.

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