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Virginia Tech’s leading scorer Adam Smith to transfer, will be eligible immediately

Adam Smith, Quinn Cook

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Thursday morning the Virginia Tech basketball program announced that redshirt junior guard Adam Smith has decided to transfer. Expected to graduate in May, Smith will be eligible to play immediately at another school in 2015-15.

The 6-foot-1 Smith, who began his college career in 2011-12 at UNCW before transferring to Virginia Tech, averaged a team-beat 13.4 points this past season for the Hokies. Starting 21 of the 33 games in which he played, Smith shot 43.8 percent from the field and 42.4 percent from beyond the arc.

Outside of Smith and senior Will Johnston, Virginia Tech’s perimeter players all have eligibility remaining beyond the 2014-15 season. This group includes junior Seth Allen, who played two seasons at Maryland before transferring to Virginia Tech last spring.

The Hokies also have three recruits signed for the 2015-16 season, including four-star small forward Chris Clarke and guard Justin Robinson.