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Seton Hall Basketball: Kyle Smyth Transfers to The Hall

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Kyle Smyth (with ball) chose the Hall over Boston College. Welcome to South Orange! (Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE)
Kyle Smyth (with ball) chose the Hall over Boston College. Welcome to South Orange! (Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE)

According to various sources, including CBS Sports' Jeff Goodman, as well as JP Pelzman, who broke the news, former Iona wing Kyle Smyth will transfer to Seton Hall and use his one year of eligibility remaining playing for the Pirates.

Smyth, like Eniel Polynice was two seasons ago, is a post-graduate transfer, meaning that he can play immediately. According to Jerry Carino,the Don Bosco Prep alum will walk on to the team.

WHAT THIS MEANS: Smyth is a pure shooter. He was recruited by, and played under, Coach Willard at Iona in his system. He won't use up the Hall's one remaining scholarship for next season. It's a win-win all around, and as we have seen, you can never have enough shooting when you play for Coach Willard.

The Pirates are now loaded on the wings even more, with Smyth joining fellow shooters Brian Oliver, Aaron Cosby and Haralds Karlis as well as Fuquan Edwin. If Sterling Gibbs is deemed eligible for this season, watch out. Point guard is the only hole in the roster entering next season, as everyone knows, and if Gibbs can play, he'll have a multitude of options through which to run the offense.

It's low-risk and potentially very high reward, as Smyth shot over 42% in Willard's final season at Iona from the 3-point land.