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Smith was also granted a Seasons of Competition waiver for the 2012-13 season in which he participated in six games at UCLA, which gives him two seasons of eligibility remaining (2013-14 and 2014-15).
“We are excited that the NCAA has approved the waiver for Joshua,” Head Coach John Thompson III said. “Now, he has to maintain a high level of commitment on and off the court. He will provide a significant low-post presence for this team.”
James Blackmon Jr. will visit Indiana this weekend, he Tweeted.
The Indiana visit follows a visit to Kentucky last weekend, where he was joined by Stanley Johnson, Trey Lyles and Kentucky pledges Tyler Ulis and Karl Towns Jr.
“A lot of people think just because I decommitted from [Indiana], I’m not looking at them,” he told SNY.tv recently. “But they’re still one of my top five and if it’s the right fit for me I’ll definitely go back because I love that place. I’m from Indiana so that’s always a plus.”
Kyle Anderson on Tuesday was named to the 2013-14 Bob Cousy Award Watch List, which is a pretty nice way for the Fairview, N.J., native to begin his sophomore season at UCLA.
“It’s pretty cool,” Anderson told SNY.tv by phone. “It’s a list of a bunch of other good players so to see my name up with them is pretty cool.”
The Bob Cousy Award is presented annually to the nation’s top point guard by the Basketball Hall of Fame, yet the 6-foot-9 Anderson spent part of his freshman season playing out of position at the 4 under former coach Ben Howland.