Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Seton Hall adds Iona's Smyth
By Kieran Darcy
Seton Hall officially announced Wednesday that it has added Kyle Smyth, formerly of Iona, to its roster for the coming season.
Smyth, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from River Edge, N.J., played three full seasons for the Gaels, and will has one year of eligibility remaining. (He will be eligible immediately, because he has already graduated from Iona.)
He made 163 career 3-pointers at Iona, averaging a career-high 10.1 points per game two years ago before seeing his playing time (20.8 mpg) and scoring average (5.5 ppg) decrease last season.
Smyth's original coach at Iona was Kevin Willard, now the coach at Seton Hall.
“I’m very excited to have Kyle on my team again,” said Willard in a statement. “He’s an excellent long-distance shooter, who will provide leadership and experience to our young team. Kyle possesses key intangibles that make him a great fit for our roster.”
Seton Hall is slated to open up the 2012-13 season against Missouri-Kansas City on Friday, Nov. 9.