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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

BREAKING: Vanderbilt forward Colin Smith plans to enter transfer portal

Smith will enter the transfer portal after suffering a season-ending injury in December.
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Josh Rehders
Colin Smith celebrates after making a 3-pointer during Vanderbilt’s game against UNC Greensboro, as photographed on Nov. 14, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Josh Rehders)

Vanderbilt forward Colin Smith announced that he will enter the transfer portal, according to a statement released on Instagram on Sunday morning.

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The announcement comes three days after the firing of head coach Jerry Stackhouse.

Smith played in 43 games and made 22 starts in his two seasons at Vanderbilt. Smith had a solid freshman campaign, shooting 39% from the field and averaging 2.5 rebounds per game. 

Smith started his sophomore year strong, averaging 7.1 points per game and 6.6 rebounds. The Texas native was integral in Vanderbilt’s third win of the season, thanks to notching 14 points and 11 rebounds en route to a 75-71 win over Central Arkansas.

A few games later, the 6’8” sophomore suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in Vanderbilt’s 76-54 loss to Texas Tech. 

Despite only appearing in six games in the 2023-24 season, Smith was poised to make a big leap and be a consistent starter for the Commodores moving forward.

The former four-star recruit may now look to play basketball elsewhere with three more years of college eligibility remaining. 

This piece will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Andrew Wilf
Andrew Wilf, Former Sports Editor
Andrew Wilf (’24) is Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He is from Livingston, N.J., and is majoring in history and minoring in business. He joined the sports staff his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Assistant Sports Editor and Deputy Sports Editor. Beyond writing for The Hustler, he is also the host of Anchor Analysis, Commodore Clash and Live From West End. In his free time, Andrew enjoys watching the NFL and playing golf. He can be reached at [email protected].
Josh Rehders
Josh Rehders, Former Photography Director
Josh Rehders ('24) is from Houston and is studying computer science in the School of Engineering. When he is not shooting for The Hustler, Vanderbilt Athletics or freelancing, he enjoys finding new music and good food. He can be reached at [email protected].
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