TP5 made the most of his playing time during the NBA summer league to score two year partially guaranteed contract with the Hawks. He will still need to compete to make the roster for a team in need of wing depth.
Expect the 6'2" freshman to immediately play minutes in a PG rotation with Benny Parker, allowing Tai Webster to shift back to his natural position of SG. Smith has been facing plenty of Div I competition during his playing time at HOF coach Bob Hurley's St. Anthony's program in addition to the Jersey based Sports U AAU squad.
Smith was a 4.0 high school student and expects to immediately enroll in summer classes at Nebraska this June.
Former Miami Hurricane James Palmer picks Nebraska, citing the recent success of Terran Petteway and Andrew White III transferring into the program. He's spend a year redshirting with 2 left to play. Palmer, a 2014 high school graduate, was a Rivals Top 100 four star from the DC area.
Lincoln – Nebraska Athletic Department officials announced Friday afternoon that all public season tickets for the 2013-14 men’s basketball season at Pinnacle Bank Arena have been accounted for by fans who have placed deposits for the upcoming season. A waitlist has now started at Huskers.com/Arena in the event tickets become available at a later date.
“First of all, it is a tribute to the greatest fans in college athletics,” Executive Associate Athletic Director Marc Boehm said. “Secondly, it also shows the enthusiasm that fans around the state have for Husker basketball. We want to thank Coach Miles for the hard work that he and his staff have done over the past 13 months, as well as the commitment of our athletic staff in helping us to make today’s announcement possible.”
Friday’s announcement marks the first time in program history that Nebraska basketball has pre-sold its entire public seating for the season. Pinnacle Bank Arena, when it is completed on Aug. 14, will seat approximately 15,147 fans for basketball. The $179 million dollar arena is the centerpiece of the West Haymarket Development project, which will include hotels, restaurants, parking and shopping located blocks from the University of Nebraska campus.