Jyles Smith Signs One-Year Contract in Denmark
TORONTO, August 27, 2015 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Jyles Smith has signed a one-year contract with Horsens IC in the Danish Ligaen.
Smith, a 6’9’’ center, is coming off of his rookie professional season with the Copenhagen Wolfpack. Smith was named Eurobasket.com’s Denmark Ligaen Player of the Week four times, helping lead the Wolfpack to a 4th place regular season finish and a Quarter Finals appearance in their inaugural season in the Ligaen. He led the Ligaen in blocks with 1.9 per game and was 5th in rebounds at 8.9 per contest. Smith also averaged 12.5 points, 1.4 assists, and 1.7 steals in 28.9 minutes per game. He was named to the Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen 2nd Team.
Originally from Fairburn, Georgia, Smith played collegiately at Savannah State University. In his senior year, he led the NCAA’s Mid Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in rebounds and blocks, averaging 8.2 and 3.1 per game respectively. He also added 8.4 points and 0.9 steals per game. In a game against Coppin State in January of 2014, Smith set a Savannah State record by grabbing 20 rebounds. He was later named to the 2013-2014 All-MEAC Third Team.
“I would like to thank everybody who is part of Horsens IC for bringing me in and giving me the opportunity to be a part of their organization,” said Smith. “I look forward to representing Horsens the best I can on and off the court. I will bring my size and athleticism to the team, as well as my basketball knowledge to hopefully make the team even better than it was last season.”
Last year, Horsens IC cruised to a 23-4 regular season record before going on to win the 2015 Denmark Ligaen Championship. They will count on Smith to be a big part of their bid for a repeat this coming season.
“We are very excited to add Jyles Smith to our front court,” said Arnel Dedic, Horsens IC Head Coach. “He is a proven player in this league who will fit perfectly into our system.”
For more information and individual box scores for Jyles throughout the season, please visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/jyles-smith.