As we noted before in our search for leadership and hustle out of the 2009 version of Tennessee basketball, we lamented for the days of long long ago last year. 2 fiery, intelligent players roamed “The Summitt” and did not render one defeat. Those 2 players are gone (dismissed for puffing the cheebah), and APIAS is tracking them down.
Duke Crews was located alive and well, playing PF for D-II Bowie State.
It appears that, as of July last year, Ramar Smith had intended to go to 2 time defending NAIA National Champ Oklahoma City U.
Former Tennessee point guard Ramar Smith has enrolled at Oklahoma City University, according to sources close to the situation. (Knoxville News-Sentinel)
He then turned up in Poland in October (no that is not the beginning of a WW-II joke), playing three games for AZS Koszalin. He averaged 22 minutes, shot 18% from the foor, and 40% from the FT line before leaving town. According to eurobasket.com
2008-2009: in Sep.’08 signed at AZS Koszalin (Poland-DBE, starting five), left next month
That’s where the paper trail ends. I recall seeing an article that suggested Smith had personal factors in his decision to give up pro basketball, but no further info.
If anyone has further information regarding the whereabouts of Ramar Smith, dial your local police shoot us an email at apiasdotnet (at) yahoo (dot) com.
In future installments of “Whatever happened to that guy?” we hope to include the current whereabouts of Lang Wiseman, all-time Kentucky 3-point percentage holder Todd Svboda, Ron Slay, Wade Houston, and Steve Hamer.
UPDATE: Scott Ross posted on scout.com “Ramar is in Nashville…..he was looking into TSU and/or MTSU, but neither worked out…”