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Iona Men's Basketball BIO
33 Kyle Smyth

Fourth-year guard that retains junior eligibility after receiving a medical hardship waiver with a season ending injury early in the 2008-09 campaign... Earned Preseason All-MAAC Third Team honors entering this season's campaign... Named MAAC All-Rookie Team for his performance in 2009-10... Likely to appear in Iona’s starting lineup at both the two and three positions... Appeared in and started 33 games, missing the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament after suffering an injury in the MAAC Championship... Ranked third on the team in scoring with 10.1 ppg and tied for first with 75 three-point field goals, the third-highest single season total in school history... Had 15 games with 10 or more points and two with 20 or more including a career-high 29 points at Albany on Nov. 23... Set the single-game school record vs. the Great Danes with eight three-pointers made... Had seven games with four or more trifectas... Ranks No. 7 on Iona’s all-time three-point field goal list with 128... As a rookie led the Gaels and all MAAC freshmen with 51 three-point field goals, the second-highest rookie total at Iona (behind teammate Armand's 61 in 2010-11 and ahead of Steve Burtt's 38 in 2002-03)... Extremely hard working player that has a tremendous knowledge of the game... Snapped a 64-game appearance streak after missing the first game in the CIT at Valparaiso with a shoulder injury.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11):
Tallied eight points vs. Kent State on Nov. 12... Netted 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field with two three-pointers and 4-of-5 from the free throw line vs. Bryant on Nov. 14... Tallied eight points on 4-of-11 shooting in double OT win over Richmond at home on Nov. 18... Set an Iona record with eight three-point field goals (8-for-13) and a career-high 29 points at Albany on Nov. 23... The eight trifectas surpassed the previous mark of six shared by seven different former Iona players... Continued his torrid shooting from downtown with a 5-for-8, 15-point performance at Norfolk State on Nov. 30... With the Gaels down six in the second half, he drained back-to-back long balls to knot the score at 51-51... Had 12 points including a three-pointer in the final two minutes that sealed the 94-85 win over Canisius on Dec. 3... Netted 17 points and connected on five three pointers in a win over Niagara on Nov. 5... Held to just six points but took three charges to help the Gaels defensively at Long Island on Dec. 8... Scored 15 of his 16 points in the first half and converted three three-pointers in a win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 11... Had his third 20+ point effort of his career with 22 points at No. 5 Syracuse on Dec. 18. Drained five three-pointers in a game for the fourth time this season and had a school record 16 three-point attempts in the contest... Had 11 points including a three-pointer with 16 seconds left to cut a 21-point second half deficit to one vs. Vermont on Dec. 22... Extended his double-digit point streak to four with 16 points in win over Hofstra on Dec. 29... Matched his career-long streak with the assistance of a 4-for-5 effort from three-point land... Held without a field goal at Rider for just the sixth time in 49 career games... Had back-to-back 10+ point efforts on the “Buffalo Swing” with 12 points at Niagara on Jan. 21 and 13 points at Niagara on Jan. 23... Had a third-straight double-digit point effort vs. Rider with a team-high 17 points on Jan. 27... Was 0-for-4 from the field and was held scoreless at Fairfield on Feb. 4... Missed the entire week of practice leading up to the game with a concussion... Scored a team-high 17 points with five three-point field goals in the win at Liberty on Feb. 19... Led the Gaels with 14 points and four more three-pointers at Saint Peter’s on Feb. 25... Had nine points in the regular-season finale vs. Fairfield on Feb. 27... Posted 16 points with the help of a 4-for-8 performance from behind the arc in the Gaels’ quarterfinal round win over Siena on Mar. 5... Appeared in 17 minutes vs. Rider on Mar. 6 before leaving the game with a shoulder injury in the second half... Made the start in the championship game vs. Saint Peter’s on Mar. 7 but re-injured the shoulder midway through the first half and was unable to return.

AS A RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN (2009-10):
One of four players to appear in all 31 games and was No. 2 on the squad with 28 starts... Finished third on the team and fourth among MAAC Rookies with an 8.1 ppg average... Led the Gaels and MAAC freshmen with 51 three-point field goals, setting a new rookie standard at Iona (38, Steve Burtt, 2002-03)... Recorded 11 games with 10 or more points (Iona’s record 8-3) and 14 with nine or more (11-3 record)... Had a season-high 21 in win over the BIG EAST’s Providence on Dec. 12... Led the team and was second among MAAC Rookies with a 42.5% three-point FG percentage... Two-time MAAC Rookie of the Week (Dec. 20, Jan. 19)... Has posted 10 double-digit point efforts with the Gaels holding a 7-3 record in those contests... Earned a start and scored 11 points, all in the first half and recorded a team-high three steals in a win over BU on Nov. 13... Bounced back from a four-point effort at Hampton on Nov. 17 with a career-best 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting including three 3-pt FGs vs. Norfolk State on Nov. 21... Also had four assists and no turnovers in 29 minutes of play vs. the Spartans... Had a team leading 14 points including a season-best four three pointers in win over Creighton on Nov. 27... Had a career-high 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field with five rebounds and five assists in Iona’s win over Long Island on Dec. 9... Had a career-high 21 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field and 7-of-9 from the line while adding seven rebounds in the Gaels win at Providence... Named MAAC Rookie of the Week for his performance vs. Siena, LIU and Providence... Had his third straight double-digit point effort with 10 points vs. Albany on Dec. 17... Tallied nine points in a season-low 16 minutes due to foul trouble in win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 23... Scored eight points in a career-high 36 minutes and hit two three pointers in a win at Niagara on Jan. 2... Had his seventh double-digit effort of the season with 14 points at Canisius on Jan. 4... Recorded 12 points in win at Loyola on Jan. 11... Scored seven points in the first half vs. Niagara before leaving the game with an injury... Scored eight critical second half points in win over Rider on Jan. 18... Had 10 points and a season-best nine rebounds in win at Manhattan on Jan. 22... Sealed the three-point win with two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining in the contest... Netted six points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals vs. Fairfield on Jan. 24... Held scoreless for the first time in his career vs. Marist but grabbed four rebounds and had four steals in win on Jan. 28... Had nine points and four rebounds with three trifectas in win over Canisius on Feb. 1... Led the Gaels with 12 points and four three-point field goals vs. Manhattan on Feb. 12... Also scored 12 points to lead the team and had four three-pointers for the third time this season in a loss at Fairfield on Feb. 26... Had nine points including a clutch three-pointer from the corner in the final 90 seconds of the game that cut Iona’s deficit to one-point in a 49-48 win over Saint Peter’s on Feb. 28.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09):
Saw his first collegiate action after missed the Gaels first four games with a bone bruise in his knee... Tallied six points on 2-of-5 shooting from behind the three-point line vs. Robert Morris in Iona debut on Nov. 29.... Injured his ankle in practice prior to the Marist game on Dec. 5 and will missed the duration of the season.

BEFORE IONA (DON BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL):
Four-year varsity letterwinner on Kevin Diverio’s Don Bosco squad... Helped lead the team to one of its best four-year stints in school history including a state record tying three straight Bergen County Championships... Finished his career with 1,133 points... Averaged 13.6 points and 4.3 assists, hit 27 three-pointers as a senior en route to an All-North Jersey First Team selection... As a junior help the team to a 23-9 record... Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League Division C First Team selection as a sophomore and junior... Averaged 14 points and four assists during the 2006-07 season... Named All-State 10th team by NJHoops.com... Played AAU hoops with the Jersey Shore Warriors.

GAME-BY-GAME STATS
2008-09 | 2009-10 | 2010-11 | 2011-12

CAREER STATS
Year GP-GS Min FG Pct 3FG Pct FT Pct Reb Avg A TO Bk St Pts/Avg 2008-09 1-0 17 2 .400 2 .400 0 .000 1 1.0 0 2 0 1 6/6.0 2009-10 31-28 789 79 .425 51 .425 41 .719 94 3.0 42 26 10 36 250/8.1 2010-11 33-33 900 114 .451 75 .393 31 .674 77 2.3 39 20 2 36 334/10.1 TOTAL 65-61 1706 195 .439 128 .405 72 .699 172 2.6 81 48 12 73 590/9.1


Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: River Edge, NJ
High School: Don Bosco Prep
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