Gaucho Hoops ("GH"): Hi Coach Smith. UCSB hoops fans are excited that Miles verbally committed to the Gauchos. Can I get a couple quotes from you on what type of student-athlete the Gauchos will be getting? Thanks for the consideration.
Jason Smith ("JS"): Miles is a tremendous talent. [He's a] High level athlete and very skilled combo-forward. Wonderful young man and family! I look forward to following his career at UCSB.
GH: Awesome. What are his strengths and what will he be working on during his redshirt year?
JS: The redshirt year [requires] sitting out as a transfer, will be a great opportunity for Miles to mature physically and gain strength. He will provide the scout team with a very versatile, skilled player during daily practices.
GH: He's obviously a very long post player. Is his game mostly in the post? Does he have a mid range shot and can he step out and stretch the defense?
JS: Miles isn’t a post. He’s more of a hybrid forward. Very athletic and has skill level to stretch the floor with his shooting ability.
GH: Who does he compare to in the NBA regarding his style of play?
JS: He reminds me a lot of one of my former players, Jonah Bolden [Philadelphia 76ers]. Miles has potential to be a high level shooter. The redshirt year will help with his continued growth.
GH: Thanks Coach and good luck next season!