Roscoe Smith Receives Release To Leave UConn

Add Roscoe Smith's name to the list of players fleeing the Connecticut Huskies basketball program.

Smith's father told CBSsports.com that his son has received a release to leave UConn. A rising junior, Smith becomes the fifth player to leave UConn this offseason. Alex Oriahki transferred to Missouri, Michael Bradley announced his decision to transfer, and Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond both declared for the NBA Draft.

UConn has been banned from the 2013 NCAA tournament and Big East tournament, a decision that could possibly -- but not likely -- be overturned if the NCAA decides to change its ruling. But with the way players are defecting the program, the NCAA tournament ban might not even come into play -- the Huskies could very well miss the tournament of their own accord.

Smith averaged 4.4 points in 18.7 minutes as a sophomore after accumulating averages of 6.3 points and 25.4 minutes as a freshman.

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