Marcus Smart RUMORS & NEWS

Marcus Smart

Position PG
Height 6'4"
Weight 225 lbs
Birthplace Flower Mound, Texas
Current Team Oklahoma St.
  • Did Marcus Smart Help or Hurt NBA Draft Stock by Staying in School?

    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

  • Marcus Smart makes it official, declares for NBA Draft

    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

  • Marcus Smart, Julius Randle both projected first-round picks

    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

  • How will Marcus Smart's blowup affect his NBA draft stock?

    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

  • Marcus Smart is developing a reputation in the Big 12 and not a good one

    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

  • 6 Impact Players So Far In College Basketball Include Marcus Smart, C.J. Fair

    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

  • NBA Draft Prospects: Week In Review

    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

  • Marcus Smart Is Forcing His Way into Elite 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Conversation

    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

  • Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart is enjoying a 'priceless' season

    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

  • Prospect Watch: Smart stealing spotlight, defying comparison

    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

  • Talking college basketball prospects and must-watch games

    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

  • Kevin Durant on Marcus Smart: He can play in the NBA right now

    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

  • Here's a chance for Marcus Smart to rejoin national conversation

    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

  • 2014 NBA Draft: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects Right Now

    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

  • The Most Tank-Worthy 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Not Named Wiggins

    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

  • Marcus Smart says loss to Oregon in NCAAs influenced decision to return

    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

  • Associated Press announces preseason All-America team

    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

  • Who should be the Preseason Player of the Year: Marcus Smart or Andrew Wiggins?

    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

  • Big 12 coaches laud OSU's Marcus Smart

    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

  • Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart eyes Kansas' Andrew Wiggins

    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

  • Who's the Big 12's Real POY Favorite: Marcus Smart or Andrew Wiggins?

    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

  • OSU Hoops: Marcus Smart's Impact Expanding

    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

2014 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Bucks Andrew Wiggins Kansas
2 76ers Joel Embiid Kansas
3 Magic Jabari Parker Duke
4 Jazz Julius Randle Kentucky
5 Celtics Dante Exum Australian Institute of Sport
6 Lakers Marcus Smart Oklahoma St.
7 Kings Noah Vonleh Indiana
8 Pistons Aaron Gordon Arizona
9 Cavaliers Kyle Anderson UCLA
10 Pelicans Doug McDermott Creighton

Discussion

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