News: Former UCLA Center Joshua Smith Declared Academically Ineligibile

Oregon v GeorgetownFormer UCLA and Georgetown center Joshua Smith was ruled academically ineligible as announced Friday by coach John Thompson III prior to the team’s game against Creighton on Saturday.

The 6-foot-10, 350-pound Smith transferred from UCLA in Dec. 2012 and sat out the spring 2013 semester, receiving a waiver to play without having to sit out two full semesters, stating medical issues as his reasons.

He played in 13 games for Georgetown and averaged 11.5 points, 3.4 rebounds in 19.9 minutes, including a 25 points performance in 27 minutes in the Armed Forces Classic in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on the U.S. Army base at Camp Humphreys.

Georgetown is 11-7 on the season and 3-4 in the Big East conference.

He averaged 5.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 13.5 minutes last season for UCLA.

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