Smith To The ACC
Last year at this time, Devin Smith was looking for a junior college at which he could spend a year to generate some interest in his game. Now, he's a Virginia Cavalier.
After visiting Kansas, Iowa and the Cavaliers, he opted to play for Pete Gillen. After losing Roger Mason to the NBA Draft, Virginia went into scramble mode and came out with Smith, a heckuva nice addition this late in the game.
Smith, a qualifier out of William Penn High in New Castle, Del., was the Jayhawk Conference Player of the Year after averaging 20 a contest. Coffeyville finished 36-2 as he drilled 108 3s.
Coming out of high school, Smith had just one Division I offer and that was to a low-major program. So, he spent the season with his brother at Coffeyville and watched as dozens of high-profile college programs took numbers to get in line to recruit the former Delaware Player of the Year.