Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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 game. Marcus Smart who postponed an NBA career for a year to return for his sophomore season with the Cowboys says he is very much motivated by – and not the least bit envious of – all of the attention garnered by Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins the most heralded gem in a distinguished class of freshmen sprinkled throughout the country this season. Smart has heard all about Wiggins being called the best high school prospect since LeBron James and the best freshman to enter the sport --- former high school phenoms James Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett skipped college --- in a generation. "They are saying he is the best college player there is and he has not even played a game yet" Smart told USA TO...
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