Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | 10:40 a.m.
Former UNLV guard Deville Smith will be reunited with former UNLV assistant coach Heath Schroyer, a source confirmed Wednesday night. Smith is transferring to Tennessee Martin, where Schroyer is now the head coach.
Smith is expected to apply for a waiver to attempt to play right away, but it’s unclear if that will be successful. Smith has one year of eligibility remaining but hasn’t used his redshirt season yet, so if the waiver doesn’t work, he’ll be able to sit out one year and then play in 2015-16.
In one season at UNLV, Smith averaged 9.7 points per game with a 1.4 assist-to-turnover ratio. He was the last of the remaining starters to leave when his transfer became official on May 22. The Mississippi native started his career at Mississippi State and then transferred to Southwest Mississippi Community College.
You could put together a starting lineup of Rebels who one year ago were on the roster and now are playing elsewhere. Besides Smith, there’s Bryce Dejean-Jones at Iowa State, Savon Goodman at Arizona State, Jamal Aytes at BYU and Demetris Morant at Florida Gulf Coast. All of them are expected to play this season.