Source: Shaka agrees to stay at VCU

BY foxsports • April 4, 2011

Shaka Smart has signed a deal to remain at VCU.

Smart, 33, became the latest to spurn interest from N.C. State and then inked a new contract with the Rams on Monday afternoon, sources told

''He is staying,'' team spokesman Scott Day told the Associated Press.

Sources told that Smart's new deal with VCU is an 8-year deal worth $1.2 million per year. That does not include bonuses.

Smart became a hot commodity after leading the Rams to an improbable Final Four berth – where they lost Saturday night to Butler in the national semifinals.

Sources told that N.C. State offered a multi-year deal worth about $2 million per season.

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