Serrel Smith Jr., a former standout at St. Petersburg who played the past two seasons at Maryland, has transferred to East Tennessee State, Green Devils coach Chris Blackwell said in a text message.
Smith Jr. announced he was entering the transfer portal on May 26. He had interest from several schools the past month, including USF.
During his two seasons at Maryland, Smith Jr. played sparingly, averaging 10 minutes and 2.6 points per game. (featured photo above from Maryland Athletics).
He was a star throughout his high school at St. Petersburg. As a senior, Smith Jr. was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 8A state player of the year after averaging 29. 3 points per game and helping the Green Devils reach the state semifinals for the third time in his four seasons with the program.