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  1. Georgetown’s senior center looking to rebound from ‘embarrassing’ 2013-14 season

    Oct 23, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

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    Joshua Smith averaged 11.5 points per game before being ruled academically ineligible last season.

  2. Report: Joshua Smith returns to Georgetown

    Aug 23, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    After a summer away from campus, senior center Joshua Smith is back at Georgetown.

  3. Georgetown’s Moses Ayegba to transfer

    Apr 5, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

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    The Hoya big has one season of eligibility remaining, and the promise of finding minutes in yet another packed Hoya frontcourt must not have appealed to Ayegba.

  4. Georgetown’s Joshua Smith to miss remainder of season for academic reasons

    Jan 24, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT

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    After playing in six games at UCLA last season, center Joshua Smith made the decision to transfer and ultimately landed at Georgetown. And in a surprising twist the NCAA granted the 6-foot-10 Smith immediate eligibility, and despite his weight issues the big man was expected to potentially help the Hoyas make a return to the…

  5. College Basketball Talk’s Ten Most Disappointing Players

    Dec 10, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

    NIT Season Tip-Off

    Preseason prognostication is, more or less, a guessing game. The picks that the so-called experts — myself included — make are educated and generally well-researched, but they’re still guess. And oftentimes, those guesses end up wrong.  Through a month of the season, who did we swing-and-miss on the most?: TEN MOST DISAPPOINTING PLAYERS Luke Hancock,…

  6. UCLA transfer Joshua Smith eligible to play immediately at Georgetown

    Oct 23, 2013, 7:31 PM EDT

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    With the start of the regular season inching closer the Georgetown Hoyas had a significant question that needed answering: when would UCLA transfer Joshua Smith be eligible to play in games? Smith transferred to the Big East school in January after playing six games for the Bruins last season, and it was unknown how long…

  7. Weekend Preview: Top storylines to follow

    Nov 30, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

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    The Weekend’s Top Storyline: Who bounces back on Saturday, No. 8 Kentucky or Baylor? If you were paying attention, Kentucky’s loss in South Bend to the Fighting Irish shouldn’t have come as a surprise to you. The Wildcats are the youngest team in the country and were playing their first game on the road this…

  8. Departed center Joshua Smith graced the cover of UCLA’s game program last night

    Nov 29, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Legends Classic - UCLA v Georgia

    With the departure of junior center Joshua Smith, UCLA is down to eight scholarship players. But the news of Smith deciding to leave the program came too late for the people in charge of selecting a cover photo for the game program for Wednesday’s game against Cal State Northridge. Smith graced the cover of the…

  9. Report: Joshua Smith to leave the UCLA program

    Nov 28, 2012, 4:08 PM EDT

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    According to a report from Tracy Pierson of BruinReportOnline, Joshua Smith has left the UCLA program. Smith didn’t show up to practice Tuesday, and Wednesday indicated to the UCLA coaches he intended to leave the program. The coaching staff then tried to convince him to stay, but many sources are telling us Smith has decided…

  10. Injury bug bites UCLA as forward David Wear suffers a sprained ankle in practice

    Oct 21, 2012, 10:16 PM EDT

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    Less than two weeks after Tyler Lamb underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery another UCLA Bruin is injured, as the Associated Press reported that senior forward David Wear sprained his right ankle in practice on Sunday. Wear, who averaged 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game last season, will undergo X-rays on his ankle on Monday…

  11. Pac-12 preview: Influx of talent should result in an improved product

    Oct 17, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…

  12. Top 25 Countdown: No. 25 UCLA Bruins

    Oct 1, 2012, 2:07 PM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here.…

  13. Joshua Smith still struggling with extra pounds? Stunner

    Aug 20, 2012, 3:16 PM EDT

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    Some things never change. The Dolphins keep looking for Dan Marino’s replacement, politicians say dumb things and Joshua Smith can’t lose weight. With a trip to China looming, UCLA coach Ben Howland told Mike DeCourcy that the 6-10 junior hasn’t gotten in shape. Again. “I’m disappointed where he’s at, that he’s not further along with…

  14. Adria Gasol, younger brother of Pau and Marc, to walk on at UCLA

    Aug 17, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - UCLA v USC

    Adria Gasol, a 6-10 forward who played his first two years of high school basketball at Lausanne High School in Memphis, will join the UCLA program as a walk-on according to multiple reports. His older brothers Pau and Marc were two of the key figures on Spain’s silver medal-winning team at the London Olympics, and…

  15. Trey Burke, Michigan players visit boys’ lemonade stand in Detroit

    Aug 7, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT

    Lemonade Stand

    For two young entrepreneurs on Detroit’s West Side, a visit from a few Michigan basketball players might been, in itself, worth all of the hard work they’ve invested into their business. What is their business? A lemonade stand. Not just any lemonade stand, though. This one has made them over $2,000 and, along with Michigan…

  16. Can UCLA really rely on Larry Drew next season?

    Jul 25, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT

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    On paper, UCLA looks like a team that should be able to compete for a Pac-12 crown, a trip to the Final Four, and maybe even a national title. That’s what happens when you stock talents like Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson and Joshua Smith on the same roster. But the Bruins have plenty of question…

  17. Is UCLA’s Joshua Smith getting into shape?

    Jul 10, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT

    Joshua Smith, Kyle Fogg

    The good news is that UCLA’s Joshua Smith realizes that something needs to change. The good news is that, instead of returning home and sitting on the couch all summer long (like he did after his freshman season), Smith is still on campus. Working out with the team. And apparently 15 pounds lighter than he…

  18. Another summer, another chance for Josh Smith to drop weight

    May 28, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Summer is for improving one’s game. That applies to high schoolers, pros and even out-shape adults like me. Get on the court, shed some pounds, work on the jumper. You know the drill. It obviously applies to every college player, too. Even the best ones. That’s why Mike DeCourcy came up with a list of…

  19. Will Ben Howland’s recruiting class solve UCLA’s problems?

    Apr 11, 2012, 11:09 PM EDT

    UCLA v Arizona - Quarterfinals

    Shabazz Muhammad had plenty to say during his national television appearance to announce his commitment to UCLA. In addition to confirming earlier reports that he would be headed to UCLA, Muhammad said the reason he wanted to go to UCLA was the “challenge” of rebuilding the program after “how bad they were” in recent years.…

  20. Shabazz Muhammad picks UCLA

    Apr 11, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad, Marcus Paige

    It is now official: Shabazz Muhammad, one of the nation’s top two recruits, will attend UCLA. “I chose to be a Bruins,” Muhammad said on ESPN U’s broad cast. “I will be a Bruin next year. I just think its a challenge, knowing how bad they were these last two years. It’s a challenge to…

  21. What do we make of the Pac-12 heading into the offseason?

    Apr 9, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

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    And we all thought the Pac-12 was bad last season. With Jared Cunningham’s announcement on Monday that he will be entering the NBA Draft, the conference will see nearly a complete exodus of its top talent. Four of the top five scorers from last season are gone, with Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross of Washington…

  22. College Hoops Week in Review: Tray Woodall and Miami make noise

    Feb 6, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT

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    Player of the Week: Tray Woodall, Pitt Pitt lost eight straight games this season. They started off Big East play with seven consecutive losses. They lost to Wagner. They lost to DePaul. They lost to Rutgers by 23 points at home. And despite all of that, the Panthers are all of a sudden a team…

  23. Friday’s Shootaround: Pac-12 excitement, St. Mary’s pulls ahead

    Feb 3, 2012, 6:53 AM EDT

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    No. 9 Murray State 81, SEMO 73: See here. The Pac-12: Since the Pac-12 has such a terrible TV and I spent the last three weeks on the road, tonight was the first night that I have actually been able to sit down and watch some Pac-12 basketball. It also happened to be arguably the…

  24. Great news for UCLA: Joshua Smith feels ‘a lot better’

    Jan 12, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Here’s something that should concern Pac-12 teams: Joshua Smith is rounding into shape. UCLA’s 6-10, 305-pound center has largely been a disappointment and non-factor this season, which is certainly contributing to the Bruins’ underwhelming season. They’re 9-7; he’s averaging 9.9 points and 5.3 rebounds a game and playing just 21 minutes an outing. Those are…

  25. Friday’s Shootaround: Wacky night in CBB

    Jan 6, 2012, 3:25 AM EDT

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    Apparently, somewhere along the way we got lost and missed the exit for Nashville along I-40. Because based on the Thursday night action in college hoops, we didn’t end up in the Music City, we ended up trapped on the island from LOST. Here’s a quick recap of the wackiness from around the country: No.…