|Birthplace||Flower Mound, Texas|
|Current Team||Oklahoma St.|
SLAM Online "adidas has quietly established the best group of rookies of the 2014 NBA Draft class. With Andrew Wiggins and Dante Exum already in the fold, adidas got even richer by adding two more lottery picks to their roster: Joel Embiid and Marcus Smart. Sources confirmed to SLAM that both Embiid and..." July 15
Hoops Rumors "The Celtics have signed Marcus Smart, tweets Mark Deeks of ShamSports. There’s been no public announcement from the team, but Smart has been playing in summer league for the club. As the No. 6 pick from this year’s draft, he’ll likely receive a salary worth slightly more than $3.283MM this year,..." July 08
Boston Globe "Back in late May, a league source familiar with the Celtics’ line of thinking brought up Marcus Smart, the bullish guard out of Oklahoma State and a top prospect for this year’s NBA Draft. “He must have something that they like because he’s pretty high in their draft rankings,” the source said...." June 27
With the No. 6 pick, the Celtics will select Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, a source tells the Globe.
SB Nation "The adage is that teams should always pick the best player available in the NBA Draft. In practice, it doesn't happen. Teams have needs, and it's natural to want to fill them. The draft is a great place to do so. Given that not all positions are created equally in the NBA -- it's better to have an..." June 26
Marcus Smart is emerging as serious consideration for Utah with fifth pick, league sources tell Yahoo. Smart didn't workout for Jazz.
Nik Stauskas will also -- along with Marcus Smart -- work out for the Boston Celtics on Friday.
Orlando Pinstriped Post "Following a pre-Draft workout with the Sacramento Kings on Monday, Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart said he plans to work out for the Orlando Magic a second time, reports Jonathan Santiago of Cowbell Kingdom, TrueHoop's Kings blog. Smart reportedly worked out for the Magic on Memorial Day..." June 03
Marcus Smart says he has met w Suns and Rockets, and will meet w more inc Magic, Celtics and Jazz.
Bleacher Report "This time a year ago, Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart was one of the hottest prospects of the 2013 NBA draft, and he looked every bit the part of a marquee one-and-done player. He was a top-five lock and potential top-three pick in a subpar draft class. Yet in April, he withdrew his name,..." April 22
The Oklahoman "Amid no fanfare and among no adoring Oklahoma State students, Marcus Smart officially confirmed a decision that has long been anticipated. He’s going to the NBA. In an exclusive one-on-one interview with The Oklahoman Monday, Smart said he’s ready for the next phase of his life, which begins..." April 08
Dallas Morning News "Former Flower Mound Marcus star Marcus Smart and Plano Prestonwood standout Julius Randle are both projected first round picks in the June's 2014 NBA Draft in one mock draft. In a report from ESPN Insider's Jeff Goodman, Randle is the frontrunner as a No. 4 overall pick for the Sacramento..." February 13
Yahoo! Sports "Evaluating Marcus Smart’s draft stock has NBA executives split in the aftermath of the guard’s actions Saturday. The Oklahoma State star shoved a vocal Texas Tech fan in the chest with two hands late in a 65-61 road loss on Saturday night. A Texas Tech official told The Oklahoman that as the..." February 10
Fox Sports "Marcus Smart is the most talented player on the floor nearly every time he checks in at the scorer's table. He's an All-American and a one of a handful of guys with a case as college basketball's biggest talent. He's also on the fast track to being Public Enemy No. 1 in the Big 12, and it..." January 21
Huffington Post "Much of the hype headed into the 2013-14 college basketball season was on the incoming freshmen class. And for good reason. This as is good a crop as there's been in a while. But two months into the season, it hasn't been all about the freshman. Yes, some have lived up to the billing, but..." December 18
Right Down Euclid Ave "It’s never too early to talk NBA Draft, especially with a projected class as deep and talented as the 2014 group. Every Sunday, I’ll take a look at how college basketball’s premier talents performed during the past week and see how that impacted their NBA prospects. ESPN draft guru Chad Ford’s..." December 02
Bleacher Report "It's not that he was never in the conversation. But over the past few months, it's seemed as if Marcus Smart has been pushed towards its outer perimeter. The influx of superstar freshmen talent has become the focal point of this year's NBA draft talks. Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Jabari..." December 02
CBSSports.com "So many conversations about Marcus Smart begin and end with his decision to pass on the opportunity to play in the NBA this season, and seemingly everybody has an opinion about how that decision either did or did not cost him money. Problem is, the topic isn't nearly as simple as most try to..." November 30
SI.com "Marcus Smart stole headlines this summer when he announced he would return to Stillwater, Okla., for his sophomore season despite being a presumptive top-five pick. Play to your strengths, right? The pilfering Smart is averaging more than four steals per game this season while also..." November 26
Orlando Pinstriped Post "The college basketball season well underway and Orlando Pinstriped Post is here to tell you what's going on, what games to watch, and which players you should keep your eyes on. So... about these freshmen, huh? They're pretty good. In fact, they're more than "pretty good." They are exactly..." November 26
USA Today "After Marcus Smart swished yet another shot, this one a three-pointer unleashed in transition without hesitation, one tall fan sitting courtside could only shake his head. Kevin Durant, watching Smart in person for the first time, then leaned back in his seat so he, like every other slack-jawed..." November 20
CBSSports.com "The world of college basketball, as it is, spent last Tuesday focused on the United Center, specifically on three heralded freshmen who somehow exceeded the hype. Kansas' Andrew Wiggins, Kentucky's Julius Randle and Duke's Jabari Parker were tremendous on the biggest of big stages, and somebody..." November 19
Rant Sports "With the 2013-14 NBA season underway there is no doubt that basketball is back, in turn filling a void that has been left in many fans hearts since the Miami Heat won the NBA Finals on June 20. The new season offers a number of interesting storylines, ranging from the return of Derrick Rose and..." November 06
Bleacher Report "Most of the hype surrounding the 2014 NBA draft is focused on the exceptionally gifted, once-in-a-decade prospect Andrew Wiggins. He deserves top-pick attention and is certainly poised to be a franchise changer, but the reality is only one tanking club is going to get him. Fortunately, for..." November 06
CBSSports.com "It was in late July when Oklahoma State star point guard Marcus Smart said he'd for sure be leaving college after his sophomore season. But it was in the throes of defeat to Oregon in the NCAA tournament last year, a 68-55 Round of 64 loss to the 12th-seeded Ducks, that in part prompted Smart..." November 04
CBSSports.com "The Associated Press announced its All-America team on Monday, with Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart the lone unanimous selection. Smart was joined by Creighton's Doug McDermott, Louisville's Russ Smith, Kansas' Andrew Wiggins and Michigan's Mitch McGary. Smart was included on every ballot,..." November 04
College Basketball Talk "Dauster: The way the season breaks down it seems that there are really only two logical choices for Preseason National Player of the Year: Oklahoma State sophmore point guard Marcus Smart and Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins, a battle made all-the-more juicy by the fact that they represent the two..." October 28
Tulsa World "Travis Ford admittedly could rave about Marcus Smart all day. "As a person and what his beliefs are and how he goes about things there's not many weaknesses" Ford said. "He's never ever had a bad day when it comes to attitude work ethic competitiveness leadership. Ever. "... I may not ever..." October 23
USA Today "As Oklahoma State prepares to celebrate the opening of a highly anticipated season Friday night the reigning Big 12 player of the year and the league's preseason player of the year finds himself overshadowed in his own conference by the hype surrounding an 18-year-old yet to play a college..." October 21
Bleacher Report "Marcus Smart was voted preseason Big 12 Player of the Year on Thursday by the league's coaches and it was unanimous. Andrew Wiggins was voted preseason first-team All-Big 12—the first freshman ever selected—and it wasn't unanimous you know because he hasn't proven anything yet. Never mind..." October 17
The Oklahoman "Marcus Smart’s return to Oklahoma State was obviously a major coup for the program setting the Cowboys up as a Big 12 and national contender. And the benefits keep coming. Smart’s presence makes the Pokes better. And makes the program more visible. And makes the program more appealing..." October 17
|5||Jazz||Dante Exum||Australian Institute of Sport|
|6||Celtics||Marcus Smart||Oklahoma St.|
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