Found July 27, 2013 on
Marcus Smart returned home from the USA Basketball minicamp this week. Smart didn’t log any minutes in Team USA’s Blue-White scrimmage, but he’s bringing home a newfound confidence in his abilities and intentions to compete at the pro level."I don't feel that far removed from them," Smart said of competing against the likes of Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard. "I still have a lot of work, obviously, but it's not a surprise for me now."I got a taste of what it feels like to play on the next level with that group of guys, and it's not as big of a surprise for me as I expected it to be."
Smart plans to take it easy for a few weeks before reporting back to campus for what he recently determined will be his final year at OSU.
"I decided to stay one more year at Oklahoma State to get myself ready for the NBA and the next level," he said. "It was kind of coming up here and playing with these guys, just getting a taste of it."I felt li...
BEST OF MAXIM
Every once in awhile we will attempt to answer that question during certain times of year and during the season, and explain what is going on. The next three days before Thursday when the Oklahoma State Cowboys report for fall camp would seem to be somewhat throw away days, but they are not for anybody involved in the program. Here is our inside look at what is going on as the start grows closer.
Thankfully, this “special” model is for an auction and these won’t be used in games. But wow, that is one rough-looking helmet.
@coachingsearch @CoachingBuzz @LostLettermen What do you think of this SWOSU Football helmet? #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/nXXrmjGVaq
— SWOSU Athletics (@SWOSUAthletics) July 25, 2013
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy made an appearance Friday afternoon on The Jim Rome Show on CBS Sports Network. Gundy has been on Rome's radio and television shows in the past and really gets along with and enjoys being on with the edgy highly-opinionated sports host's show.
Who are the youngsters from the Oklahoma State team - either a first-year player, a redshirt freshman or a transfer who has not played a regular role as a starter, backup who saw significant minutes or on special teams - capable of making significant contributions this fall? Robert Allen ranks the top 10 players in this feature. Check back daily to see the countdown from No. 10 to No. 1.
Who are the youngsters from the Oklahoma State team - either a first-year player, a redshirt freshman or a transfer who has not played a regular role as a starter, backup who saw significant minutes or on special teams - capable of making significant contributions this fall? Robert Allen has ranked the top 10 players in this feature over the last few weeks, culminating today with No. 1.