Arizona has added another player to the roster in 6-5 Dylan Smith, a transfer out of UNC-Asheville. Smith was a high scoring guard/forward for the Bulldogs, averaging almost 14 points per game as a freshman.
Smith will sit out for 2016-17 and then join the active team the following year. Unlike recent transfers like TJ McConnell and Ryan Anderson, Smith will have three full years of eligibility to make his mark on the program.
Smith will provide depth to the current roster during practice, and his time watching from the sideline will pay dividends down the line when he takes the court.
As a three point shooter with good size, Smith has intriguing potential as he gets closer to achieving his potential.
Head coach Sean Miller has shown an excellent track record when it comes to transfers, and Smith looks like the next in the long line of impact players that have transferred to Arizona in the Miller era.
Originally from Hoover, Alabama, Smith was a McDonald’s All-American Nominee as a high school player. In his first year at UNC-Asheville, Smith led the team in scoring. He played in all 30 of his freshman season games, starting 18 of them.