“We’re excited to have Deivon join our Georgia Tech family,” coach Josh Pastner said of Smith in a statement. “We’re looking forward to him being a great player here at Georgia Tech. He’s a really good athlete, and a really good guard rebounder, and he’s been around winning his entire life. We’re excited to continue to develop his skill set.”
Smith, who is listed at 6-foot-1 and 165 pounds, averaged 5.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 22.5 minutes per game this past season at Mississippi State. He continues Pastner’s pattern of landing transfers from out-of-state schools who grew up in metro Atlanta, following James Banks, Jordan Usher, Bubba Parham and Kyle Sturdivant.