Zhaire Smith signs with Roc Nation, will 'forgo my collegiate career'

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - For the first time in Texas Tech basketball history, the Red Raiders will have a one and done.

Zhaire Smith announced via Twitter on Tuesday night that he plans on hiring an agent and forgoing his collegiate career.

"After careful consideration I've decided to forgo my collegiate career and sign with Roc Nation. Again I want to thank my family, friends, coaches, teammates, and TT fans. Your support has been great. I know this is the best decision for me and I hope to make y'all proud!"

Smith is hiring an agent, so that means he won't be returning to the Red Raiders next season.

With Smith no longer on the team, that opens up another scholarship for Red Raider Head Coach Chris Beard to use for this offseason.

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