Brandon Smith no longer with Gophers

by Paul Cordes

Junior Brandon Smith announced Wednesday that he will be leaving the Gophers program immediately.

“Brandon has been working hard in practice and I believe he could have played an integral role for the Golden Gophers this season,” said Gophers head coach Tubby Smith.” “I know that Brandon will land on his feet and go on to help the next university he attends. We wish him the best of luck.”

His career at Minnesota ends with him averaging 3.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 13.6 minutes per game in 35 games (18 starts).