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Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart is The Associated Press Big 12 men's basketball Player of the Year.
And he's also the league's top freshman. He's only the third player to hold both awards at the same time.
In voting by a panel of AP members released Monday, Smart got 10 of 17 votes as player of the year. He got 14 points for top freshman.
Smart and a pair of Kansas teammates -- freshman Ben McLemore and senior Jeff Withey -- are unanimous All-Big 12 picks. They're joined on the first team by Baylor's Pierre Jackson and Kansas State's Rodney McGruder.
Kansas State's Bruce Weber is the league's Coach of the Year. Iowa State senior guard Will Clyburn, a transfer from Utah, is Newcomer of the Year.
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Marcus Smart has made quite an impression in his first - and maybe only - Big 12 season.
Smart, Oklahoma State's impressive guard and a top NBA prospect, was selected Monday as The Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year and the top freshman as well.
Smart was a unanimous All-Big 12 pick, along with a pair of Kansas teammates - freshman guard Ben McLemore and senior 7-foot...
The honors are just starting to pile up for Oklahoma State freshman Marcus Smart, who was named a first-team All-American and the national Freshman of the Year by Sporting News on Monday. He becomes the first Cowboy to ever be honored as the national Freshman of the Year by any publication.
Le'Bryan Nash scored 24 points, Marcus Smart added 21 and No. 13 Oklahoma State hurt No. 9 Kansas State's chances to win the Big 12 championship by beating the Wildcats 76-70 on Saturday.
The Wildcats (25-6, 14-4 Big 12) came into the day tied with rival Kansas for the conference lead, but were left needing the Jayhawks to lose on the road at Baylor later Saturday to come...
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Le'Bryan Nash scored 24 points, Marcus Smart added 21 and No. 13 Oklahoma State hurt No. 9 Kansas State's chances to win the Big 12 championship by beating the Wildcats 76-70 on Saturday.
The Wildcats (25-6, 14-4 Big 12) came into the day tied with rival Kansas for the conference lead, but were left needing the Jayhawks to lose on the road at Baylor...
With the many great achievements that have come in Bruce Weber's first season as coach at Kansas State, he couldn't remain too downtrodden that his ninth-ranked Wildcats came up short in their regular-season finale.
Le'Bryan Nash scored 24 points, Marcus Smart added 21 and No. 13 Oklahoma State beat the Wildcats 76-70 on Saturday in a game with Big 12 championship implications...
STILLWATER, OK – The chants rained down from the student section in Gallagher-Iba Arena in perfect unison. Fans organized in their appreciation and respect for Marcus Smart – the Oklahoma State freshman they hope didn't play his final game in Stillwater on Saturday. The chant? "ONE MORE YEAR! ONE MORE YEAR!"
Oklahoma State’s outstanding freshman Marcus Smart and Kansas veteran post player Jeff Withey were the only two unanimous selections on the first team of the Big 12 Radio Broadcasters All-Big 12 basketball team. Smart, who was also voted Big 12 Player of the Year, and Withey, who was voted as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, were named on every ballot.
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Taking over the wing will be Markel Brown (10.5 ppg). Brown is a very explosive guard that had some highlight dunks last season. He led the team in assists and was 2nd in rebounding last season. Joining Brown in the backcourt will be very highly touted freshman Marcus Smart. Like Nash, Smart already has a NBA body. He is a very tough defender. Smart will take...