Can UCLA Transfer Josh Smith Play A Bigger Role For Georgetown Hoyas?

By Trevor Lowry
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I doubt UCLA transfer Josh Smith will play 30+ minutes per game for the Georgetown Hoyas, but can he play a bigger role for the team in the 2013-14 college basketball season?

Smith previously averaged 5.2 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game in the 2012-13 season. He also averaged 13.5 minutes per game. Keep in mind that he only played six games on the season.

Smith may not have the best motor in college hoops, but he still fills a huge void for the Hoyas. They could use his big body on both ends of the court to say the least. Smith is listed at 6’10” and 350 pounds.

Who knows if he will be consistent while he is out on the court for Georgetown, but he really needs to be. This team could use some help in the rebounding department. Georgetown averaged 32.9 rebounds per game last season (247th in the country). It will also be losing its top two rebounders from last year’s team, which were arguably its top two players.

Smith may be the starter, but he is not going to stay in the game for long periods of time. Players like Mikael Hopkins will also play a big role at the center position. Hopkins averaged 5.9 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game last season, while playing 20.1 minutes per game.

No matter how you look at it, the Hoyas should compete for a Big East title, which is really all that matters. It would be great if Smith could have an instant impact and be a valuable player on this team, but that remains to be seen.

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