Jamie Dixon's 2015-16 Pitt Panthers just got better today by adding Coppin State transfer Sterling Smith. The 6'4" Sacramento, CA native is a graduate transfer and will therefore be eligible immediately.
The shooting guard will compete with 6'6" redshirt junior Chris Jones for playing time. Smith is a good defender and rebounder, but his forte is his three point shooting. This past season he averaged 13.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.6 spg, and 1.4 apg. He also shot 46.8% from the floor, 77.2% from the free throw line, and 41.8% from three. Against Notre Dame, UConn, and Michigan Smith averaged 11.7 ppg and made 8 of 20 three pointers.