MALIK SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP
Now that the NCAA’s proprietary eligibility algorithm decided that Joey King will play for the Golden Gophers this season, we actually know who will be on the team, and can start looking forward to (or fearing) how they will play. Last season’s team featured a formidable front court and an offense that struggled outside of […]
MINNEAPOLIS -- It's a few minutes into a mid-July basketball scrimmage on the University of Minnesota campus, and one Gophers voice rises above the rest.
It's not junior point guard Andre Hollins, Minnesota's leading scorer from a year ago. Nor is it senior Austin Hollins; he's more of the lead-by-example type.
Instead, the boisterous guard is a newcomer, one who...
Shooting guard Malik Smith will be able to play for Minnesota this season after coming from Florida International with coach Richard Pitino.
The university announced Wednesday that the NCAA approved a transfer waiver for the 6-foot-2 Smith, who will be a senior. He averaged 14.7 points and 2.7 rebounds last season for FIU while setting a school record with 96 made 3-pointers. He...
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July 17, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers men's basketball team received good news Wednesday as senior Malik Smith's transfer waiver was approved by the NCAA. That means the former Florida International guard will be eligible to play for Minnesota in the 2013-14 season.
Smith spent his junior year at FIU under coach Richard Pitino, who was hired earlier this year to coach Minnesota after...
MINNEAPOLIS -- After an hour-long practice Tuesday that consisted of a makeshift scrimmage, members of the University of Minnesota men's basketball team were dripping sweat. Many were short of breath.
It's a byproduct of the up-tempo system installed by new coach Richard Pitino, who takes over for Tubby Smith this season. Under Smith, the Gophers employed a slower, half...
The first-year Gophers men's basketball coach has already made an impression on campus before coaching a single game at Williams Arena. The 30-year-old Pitino took over the University of Minnesota program after Tubby Smith was ousted following a six-year tenure with the Gophers. In stepped Pitino after just one year of head coaching experience at the helm at Florida International...
Guard Malik Smith has signed his tender to transfer from Florida International to Minnesota.
Minnesota announced the completion of the transfer on Monday. Smith is following coach Richard Pitino to the Golden Gophers. He averaged 14.1 points per game as a junior starter for FIU last season. He will be eligible to play right away because FIU will be banned from postseason play next...
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May 20, 2013
There are no trades in college basketball. However, rarely, it sure feels like it. Today is one of those days. Joe Coleman will be transferring out of the program while Malik Smith, a senior shooting guard from Florida Internatonal, will be a Golden Gopher next year. Smith will be eligible right away.
New Minnesota mens basketball head coach Richard Pitino left Florida International to become a Gopher, and it looks like he wont be the only one to do so.
Malik Smith, a junior guard from Boston, Mass., announced via Twitter that he had chosen Minnesota over Alabama as the place where he would play out his final season of NCAA eligibility.
"My decision is final. I'm a Minnesota...
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Malik Smith scored 17 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 19 seconds left, as Florida International snapped a two-game skid and handed Louisiana-Monroe its seventh straight defeat in a 76-73 Sun Belt Conference decision Saturday night.
Smith's three-point play gave FIU (12-10, 7-6) a 74-73 lead. Deric Hill stole the ball off R.J. McCray on the ensuing possession...
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February 02, 2013