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Nebrasketball: Tarin Smith Is Leaving The Program

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The second transfer in as many days after the '15 season is a shocker.

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Well, we knew that the Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball team would be without Walter Pitchford, as he decided to end his career and stay in school in Lincoln.

This one, however, is much more of a surprise.

Tarin Smith, a Freshman out of St. Anthony HS in Ocean Township, New Jersey, will not be returning to Nebraska and will be looking to head to another school.

The official release states:

University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Tuesday evening that freshman guard Tarin Smith has decided to transfer from the Husker program following the spring semester.

"My family and I have intensely thought about this decision, and we feel that it is best if I transfer at the end of this school year," Smith said. "I would like to thank the University of Nebraska and the fans for this opportunity and their support and encouragement throughout the year."

Smith, a 6-foot-2 guard from Ocean Township, N.J., played in all 31 games as a true freshman this season, averaging 4.5 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. He had a career-high 13 points in a loss to Ohio State on Feb. 26.

"I am disappointed in Tarin’s choice to transfer, but I support him and understand his decision," Miles said. "Our entire program will miss him, and we wish him nothing but a successful future."

With the incoming transfer of Andrew White III and incoming Freshman Glynn Watson, Smith must have thought that he, with Tai Webster hanging around, wouldn't see much more playing time.

While we still wonder if Terran Petteway will be leaving for the NBA, this will affect Nebraska for a longer amount of time.

We wish him well.