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Despite being a lock for the lottery and even in the Top 5, Marcus Smart did not join this year’s draft. He wanted to make another run with Oklahoma State. It certainly wasn’t to improve his draft stock, as next year’s draft is much stronger.
His choice has opened up an opportunity to play for the Star Spangled Banner. He is perhaps the most talented player...
Many wondered how Oklahoma State shooting guard Marcus Smart could turn down millions of dollars and the potential to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.
Now we know.
Smart is at the USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship training camp in Colorado where he talked to FOXsports.com college hoops writer Reid Forgrave.
Great talk w @smart_MS3 on why return to Ok St...
The NBA is every player’s ultimate dream. The money, fame and lifestyle of NBA players are definitely something to aspire for. It’s not surprising that each player would quickly jump in once the opportunity presents itself. In most cases, many players have jumped too early. This will lead to getting a low draft place, a dismal career or a personal breakdown...
The strangest thing Marcus Smart said when he announced he would forego the NBA draft and take his talents back to Stillwater was at the end of his explanation.
"I'm aware of how much money I'm giving up," he said.
A strange business decision for a guy whose business is basketball.
Assuming Smart, who won Big 12 player of the year honors as a freshman at Oklahoma...
Bucking the one-and-done trend across college basketball, Big 12 player of the year Marcus Smart announced Wednesday he will return for his sophomore season at Oklahoma State with a team that will be loaded with professional prospects.
Proclaiming he's a ''Cowboy at heart,'' Smart said he made his decision after consulting with his family and praying on it, and...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2013
Big 12 player of the year Marcus Smart says he will return for his sophomore season at Oklahoma State, bucking a trend of one-and-done prospects across college basketball.
Saying he's a ''Cowboy at heart,'' Smart said Wednesday that some believe he's making a mistake by passing up the chance to leave early for the NBA and the money that comes with it. The...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2013
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Big 12 player of the year Marcus Smart says he will return for his sophomore season at Oklahoma State, bucking a trend of one-and-done prospects across college basketball.
Saying he's a "Cowboy at heart," Smart said Wednesday that some believe he's making a mistake by passing up the chance to leave early for the NBA and the money that...
THE COWBOY WAY
A report says Marcus Smart will return to Oklahoma State even though he was expected to be a top pick in the NBA draft.
Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart was expected to announce whether he'll return for another season with the Cowboys or enter the NBA draft at a news conference Wednesday.
Yahoo! Sports cited anonymous sources Tuesday night in reporting that Smart had decided to return for his sophomore season.
Smart was chosen as the Big 12 player of the year and freshman of the year...
Star guard Marcus Smart has shocked the college basketball world by deciding to return to Oklahoma State for his senior season.