Smith to transfer to Pittsburgh

After taking four visits, Sterling Smith settled on his school of choice. He's headed to Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh was in need of a shooter and they got their guy early Friday morning.

Coppin State graduate transfer Sterling Smith informed Scout that he will further his college basketball career at Pittsburgh.

“I’m definitely excited,” Smith told Scout.

“It just felt like a place I could come in and get productive minutes if I worked hard and earned them,” Smith said. “It’s a place I could win and I want to win.”

Smith, a 6-foot-4 guard, also considered and visited Wake Forest, Rutgers and Louisville. Smith said the visit to Pittsburgh pushed him to making the pledge.

“After the visit I felt really good about it,” he said. “I got along great with the coaches and the players. It just felt right.”

Last season Smith averaged 13.9 points a game and shot nearly 42% from behind the three-point stripe.

“I could help them by being a perimeter shooter,” Smith said. “They were 311 in three-pointers made and their two guard left so it’s me and Chris Jones looking to come in and get them back in shooting. That’s where I can help them at. I can be three-point threat on that team.

Smith will be eligible to play at Pittsburgh right away.


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