Gophers: FIU guard Malik Smith signs tender to play for Pitino

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Mailk Smith, a junior guard who played for Florida International University last season, has signed a tender to play basketball for the University of Minnesota -- rejoining coach Richard Pitino.

Smith, who was FIU's second-leading scorer last year -- averaging 14.1 points per game -- may be eligible to play immediately, according to WCCO.

Smith is Pitino's third commitment -- all guards -- since he took over for Tubby Smith.

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