Former IU forward Justin Smith transferring to Arkansas

  • 06/08/2020 1:12 pm in

Former Indiana forward Justin Smith is headed to the SEC.

Smith announced Monday afternoon that he is transferring to Arkansas. The Razorbacks, led by Eric Musselman, finished 20-12 last season.

Arkansas beat Indiana 71-64 last season at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

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Smith, a 6-foot-7 forward, started all 32 of Indiana’s games and averaged 10.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in 30.3 minutes per game. He shot 49.2 percent from the field, 67.3 percent from the free throw line and 26.3 percent from behind the 3-point line.

Smith originally signed with the Hoosiers in the fall of 2016 when Tom Crean was still IU’s coach and opted to stick with the program in the spring of 2017 after the coaching change to Archie Miller.

Over 98 games as a Hoosier, Smith started 73 times and averaged 8.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in 23.5 minutes per game. He shot 50.7 percent from the field, 62.3 percent from the free throw line and 25 percent from the 3-point line.

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