Illinois freshman guard Mark Smith, the state’s Mr. Basketball winner in 2017, confirmed to the Tribune on Monday that he has decided to transfer from the program. Smith, from Edwardsville, made a splash when he signed with Illinois last April after winning the prestigious Mr. Basketball award as the state’s top high school player. But his freshman season under first-year Illini coach Brad Underwood was largely unproductive.
Mark Smith to transfer from Illinois after disappointing freshman season
Chicago Tribune | Mar 5