Northwestern has so far lost 3 (Barret Benson, 6-10 C; Aaron Falzon, 6-8 PF, and Jordan Ash, 6-3 SG), all juniors and all 3 star or more recruits. Sounds like a mutiny in progress. At least they will have a 6-9 Freshman C-PF named Jared Jones to pick-up the slack. Maybe not a Jarrod Jones, but close.
So many transfers of players we've previously recruited. I'd certainly take Smits over what we have, but I have no confidence we'd use him to the best of his ability. He would be wasted here. I suspect the people close to him would realize that.