Former Petal standout Tirus Smith has announced that he will transfer from the University of Texas at El Paso.
The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in 13.6 minutes per game. Smith played in 24 games, starting seven.
This news comes not long after the Miners announced the hiring of Rodney Terry as head coach. Smith was a Tim Floyd recruit (the Hattiesburg native retired in November). One possible destination for Smith is Jones County Junior College.