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Former UNLV guard finds a new home

Deville Smith, Skylar Spencer

UNLV’s Deville Smith shoots over San Diego State’s Skylar Spencer during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Las Vegas. San Diego State defeated UNLV 73-64. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)


Former UNLV guard Deville Smith has found a new home as the 6-foot guard will play his final year at Tennessee-Martin. Smith announced his move on Twitter but the story was first reported by’s Jon Rothstein.

Smith will follow former UNLV associate head coach Heath Schroyer, who is now the first-year head coach for the Skyhawks. According to Rothstein, Smith will attempt to file a waiver with the NCAA in the hopes of playing this season. The guard only has one year of eligibility remaining.

After averaging 9.7 points and 2.7 assists per game at UNLV, Smith will join returnees Dee Oldham and Marshun Newell in the Tennessee-Martin back court.

While the Skyhawks struggled to an 8-23 mark in 2013-14, if Smith is allowed to play if would give Tennessee-Martin a very good back court to work with in the Ohio Valley Conference.

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