Expectations for Myles Smith in 2020-21
The Southland is still going to run through Stephen F. Austin, and the Islanders expectations are going to be different than that of the Lumberjacks and the other top teams in the conference. Corpus Christi has yet to have a winning record since Smith has been on campus. There has been steady improvement every year but overall the Islanders are still looking to get over the hump.
Corpus Christi may have closed the gap a little especially with that huge win a season ago. If nothing else it showed teams that you must give your best effort when you play the Islanders because they are not going to back down from anyone.
Smith is hoping to get his team back on the right side of the ledger and help his team finally secure a winning record or be closer to .500 overall. The Southland is another conference that has to take a lot of buy games to make ends meet so the records outside of conference should not be that concerning. Inside the conference and Corpus Christi has finished with a .500 or better record two seasons in a row and this year they have some much-needed depth to get them over the hump.
Smith is going to have some stiff competition for the first-team all-conference selection, but he would likely trade it for a top 5 finish in the league and a good showing in the conference tournament.
Tournaments like the CBI and the CIT are huge for schools like Corpus Christi, it gives the schools extra games against formidable opponents and provides the much-needed postseason experience. The senior is going to give it his all to achieve this goal that doesn’t seem that far out of the realm of possibility for this team.
The guard is likely going to be one of the best free throw shooters and long-range shooters in the country this year. With another good showing at the line he can be one of the best free throw shooters the NCAA has ever seen and likely one of the best Corpus Christi has ever seen.
This year he is going to have a backcourt mate that will take some pressure off of Smith. Sophomore Jordan Hairston is turning into the next star for the Islanders and when paired up with Smith they make a great duo who hopes to continue to put this league on notice.