Josh Smith Headed To GeorgetownPosted by nvr1983 on January 2nd, 2013
According to a report from Jeff Goodman, former UCLA center Josh Smith is heading to Georgetown. The talented big man, who had seen his minutes and production fall during his two-plus years at UCLA, left the school at the end of November and was reportedly also considering transferring to Kansas or Washington before on heading to Georgetown. There are plenty of questions surrounding Smith and whether or not he will ever become the player many hoped he would become, but they all are centered around one overriding theme: his weight.
Anybody who has seen Smith play is aware of his talent and after averaging 10.9 points and 6.3 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per game as a freshman (when he was still overweight) many expected Smith to become a force on the national scene, but that never happened as he was unable to keep the weight off and his minutes decreased from 21.7 as a freshman to 17.2 as a sophomore and finally 13.5 this year as a junior. Smith’s arrival in Washington, DC will raise questions about where he will fit in Georgetown’s offense, but with his skill–he is still a potential NBA player if he gets his act together–he could be an asset for the Hoyas in his remaining year and a half of eligibility. Of course, the biggest question for John Thompson III and company is not where or how Smith will fit into their system. Instead, the question is one of Smith’s motivation and whether he is willing to work at getting in shape and keeping the weight off, which would allow him to become the superstar that many expected him to become after his freshman season.