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Fox Sports Southwest:
Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart has been named the Big 12 Conference preseason player of the year and was joined on the all-conference preseason first team by teammate Markel Brown.
Smart is just the second player in Big 12 history to return after being named the conference player of the year the previous season. As a freshman, Smart led the Cowboys to the NCAA tournament and scored in double figures in 28 games a season ago. He has already been named to multiple All-American teams this season.
Smart was considered to be an NBA lottery pick last season, but decided to return for his sophomore season.
Along with Brown and Smart, Isaiah Austin of Baylor, Melvin Ejim of Iowa State, Cory Jefferson of Baylor and Andrew Wiggins of Kansas were the other preseason, first-team picks.
There were no players from Oklahoma named as first teamers or honorable mention.
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30 years ago and about 100 lbs ago the Ryan brothers were just doing it big at Southwestern Oklahoma State. I don’t know why, but when I look at this I think about Revenge of the Nerds and the Adams College Football team. No doubt in my mind the Ryan’s abused some nerds while in school.
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