Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Former UCLA big man Josh Smith is headed to Georgetown.
The news was first reported by Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com.
After sitting out a year per NCAA transfer regulations, Smith will be eligible in December 2013.
At Georgetown, Smith will play with incoming small forward Reggie Cameron of Hudson (N.J.) Catholic, who was an AAU teammate of Smith’s former UCLA teammate Kyle Anderson on the Playaz Basketball Club. Georgetown’s Jabril Trawick also played with the Playaz.
The 6-foot-10, 310-pound Smith has long been considered a talented pro who has battled weight issues.
A native of Kent, Washington, Smith entered his junior season with the Bruins averaging 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 19.5 minutes played in 65 career games (24 starts) over his first two years in Westwood.
This year, he was down to 5.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in 13.5 minutes played.
He also considered Kansas.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.