The Seton Hall men’s basketball team added more transfer firepower to their arsenal by picking up Iona‘s Kyle Smyth. Smyth played for four years with the Gaels and will be able to join the Pirates immediately instead of sitting out a season like most transfers because he has already graduated and Seton Hall offers his preferred graduate program.
Smyth played under Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard for his first two seasons, and the two seem to be excited to reunite.
At Iona, Smyth was one of the school’s best ever three point shooters. He knocked down 163 long balls in his career, including 75 in his senior season. He is a 6’4″ guard who will look to be a solid contributor off the bench for the Pirates like he was with the Gaels.
Last season, Seton Hall was incredibly dependent on the three point shot. When they shot well, they were able to blow out top teams like Georgetown and Connecticut. When they weren’t on, however, they fell short to weaker Big East teams such as Villanova or DePaul.
The team already has several talented shooters like Aaron Cosby (66 threes), Fuquan Edwin (40), and Brandon Mobley (17), and they will add another with transfer Brian Oliver. With Smyth, they get another deep threat that will look to make this team a force.
Many are expecting the Hall to struggle this season after losing seniors Jordan Theodore and Herb Pope, but if transfers like Smyth can step up, they just might be able to contend in the Big East.
Smyth averaged 5.7 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists last season at Iona. He will join Oliver, Gene Teague, and possibly Sterling Gibbs as Seton Hall’s transfers in the fall.