Tarin Smith to transfer from Nebraska

Despite to be on a promising path, Nebraska freshman guard Tarin Smith will transfer according to a release from the University.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska announced on Tuesday night freshman point guard Tarin Smith, who logged 17.6 minutes per game this season, has decided to transfer.

“I am disappointed in Tarin’s choice to transfer, but I support him and understand his decision,” Miles said. “Our entire program will miss him, and we wish him nothing but a successful future.”

In his true freshman season, Smith averaged 4.5 points a game and 1.6 rebounds, making a bigger impact as the season went on. Smith had a career high of 13 points against Ohio State.

”My family and I have intensely thought about this decision, and we feel that it is best if I transfer at the end of this school year,” Smith said. “I would like to thank the University of Nebraska and the fans for this opportunity and their support and encouragement throughout the year.”

Smith would have had intense competition at the starting point guard spot next season with the Nebraska signing of Glynn Watson, a four-star guard and the nation’s No. 6 point guard in the 2015 class. It was believed that Smith might ultimately slide over to the off-guard spot this offseason.

The news comes a day after starting forward Walter Pitchford decided to forgo his senior season and focus on academics.

Nebraska now has two scholarships open for next season.

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