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NCAA: Oklahoma State G Marcus Smart to Declare For 2014 NBA Draft
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NCAA: Oklahoma State G Marcus Smart to Declare For 2014 NBA Draft

Jul 24 2013, 9:22pm CDT | by

Sophomore guard Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State will forego his junior season to play in the NBA.

Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.  Smart, who announced earlier this year that he will return for his sophomore season, said at a USA Basketball minicamp...

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NCAA: Oklahoma State G Marcus Smart to Declare For 2014 NBA Draft

Jul 24 2013, 9:22pm CDT | by

Sophomore guard Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State will forego his junior season to play in the NBA.

Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft. 

Smart, who announced earlier this year that he will return for his sophomore season, said at a USA Basketball minicamp practice on Tuesday that he is firm on his decision, per NewsOK.com. 

"It's safe to say that if, by the grace of God I'm healthy and everything, this will be my last year at Oklahoma State. Nothing will change my mind on that. (Oklahoma State) understands. They didn't figure I was coming back this year. They were just as surprised as everyone else."

Cowboys head coach Travis Ford projected Smart to be the second pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Instead, Smart will return for one more run at a possible NCAA title. His return should also make Oklahoma State a Top 25 team, according to USA Today Sports

Ford emphasizes the Team USA camp run by Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski will be an invaluable learning experience for Smart in preparation for his NBA career

"It's a great opportunity for him to compete against the best. He will learn a lot on the court but also away from the court. I'm excited he will be able to talk and get to know many of these great pros, pick their brains on what it's like to be in the NBA and what it takes to become a great pro."

With Smart in tow in 2012, he led the Cowboys to a 24-9 overall and 13-5 Big 12 record only to succumb to the 12th-seeded Oregon Ducks in the round of 64 of the NCAA tournament. 

He averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists last season. 

 
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2 weeks ago

Marcus Smart flashes his potential in breakout performance vs. Mavericks

Nov 4 2014 1:24pm CST | Source: SBNation

The Celtics' rookie showed why the team believes in him so much during a furious Boston rally on Monday. Marcus Smart's NBA career had gotten off to a rather nondescript start before Monday night. Smart is averaging 6.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 21.3 minutes per game through three contests, and he's shooting just 28.6 percent overall and 14.3 percent from three. But Sma ...
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2 weeks ago

Devin Harris Drops Marcus Smart With Crossover (VIDEO)

Nov 4 2014 12:55pm CST | Source: slamonline

It was a big Monday night in Dallas for Boston Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart, who played reasonably well in his homecoming (7 points and 3 assists in 24 minutes.) The only two blemishes were the C’s 118-113 road loss to the Mavericks, and the dirty behind-the-back crossover from Devin Harris that sent Smart crashing to the floor. From the Celtics’ team website: Smart, who was born and raised in the Dallas area, has had a homecomin ...
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2 weeks ago

Marcus Smart set a new standard of excellence in NBA flopping

Nov 4 2014 12:21pm CST | Source: SBNation

This is an A-grade flop, Marcus Smart. It's rare to see a rookie dodge an elbow like he's Neo from The Matrix and still sell this sucker like he took one to the chest. Smart was an All-Star flopper in college, now he's bringing those skills t ...
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2 weeks ago

Marcus Smart’s Superb Behind-The-Back Dime, HAM Put-back & Ugly Flop

Nov 4 2014 9:30am CST | Source: dime mag

Boston’s backup point guard and Rajon Rondo-in-training, Marcus Smart, showed why he’s such a valuable player despite a shooting stroke that’s far from elite. During Boston’s hard-fought 118-113 loss to the Mavs last night, Smart was embroiled in a number of plays that showcased what makes him so special; although, he also flopped pretty badly […] The post Marcus Smart’s Superb Behind-The-Back Dime, HAM Put-back & Ugly Flop appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily N ...
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2 weeks ago

Celtics' Marcus Smart Flops Around Chandler Parsons' Elbow, Doesn't Get Call

Nov 3 2014 10:29pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Flopping isn't technically allowed in the NBA, but it still happens, and Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart will probably end up getting a fine for this one.On Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks, Smart was guarding Chandler Parsons when the rookie decided to flop despite not being touched. To make matters worse, Smart didn't even get the call.You can see an ...
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2 weeks ago

Parsons scores 29, Mavs hold on to beat Celtics

Nov 3 2014 10:14pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DALLAS — Chandler Parsons scored 29 points, including a key 3-pointer to help Dallas hang on after going up by 30 before halftime for the second time in two home games, and the Mavericks beat the Boston Celtics 118-113 Monday night. Avery Bradley had a chance to tie with three free throws when he was fouled on a 3-pointer by Monta Ellis with 39 seconds left after Boston trailed by 31 in the second quarter. But he missed t ...
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2 weeks ago

Parsons scores 29, Mavs hold on to beat Celtics

Nov 3 2014 10:14pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DALLAS — Chandler Parsons scored 29 points, including a key 3-pointer to help Dallas hang on after going up by 30 before halftime for the second time in two home games, and the Mavericks beat the Boston Celtics 118-113 Monday night. Avery Bradley had a chance to tie with three free throws when he was fouled on a 3-pointer by Monta Ellis with 39 seconds left after Boston trailed by 31 in the second quarter. But he missed the second one. After Ellis put Dallas back up by three at 116 ...
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2 weeks ago

Parsons scores 29, Mavs hold on to beat Celtics

Nov 3 2014 10:14pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DALLAS — Chandler Parsons scored 29 points, including a key 3-pointer to help Dallas hang on after going up by 30 before halftime for the second time in two home games, and the Mavericks beat the Boston Celtics 118-113 Monday night. Avery Bradley had a chance to tie with three free throws when he was fouled on a 3-pointer by Monta Ellis with 39 seconds left after Boston trailed by 31 in the second quarter ...
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2 weeks ago

Parsons scores 29, Mavs hold on to beat Celtics

Nov 3 2014 10:14pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DALLAS — Chandler Parsons scored 29 points, including a key 3-pointer to help Dallas hang on after going up by 30 before halftime for the second time in two home games, and the Mavericks beat the Boston Celtics 118-113 Monday night. Avery Bradley had a chance to tie with three free throws when he was fouled on a 3-pointer by Monta Ellis with 39 seconds left after Boston trailed by 31 in the second quarter. But he missed the second one. After Ellis put Dallas back up by three at 116-11 ...
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2 weeks ago

Parsons scores 29, Mavs hold on to beat Celtics

Nov 3 2014 10:14pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DALLAS — Chandler Parsons scored 29 points, including a key 3-pointer to help Dallas hang on after going up by 30 before halftime for the second time in two home games, and the Mavericks beat the Boston Celtics 118-113 Monday night. Avery Bradley had a chance to tie with three free throws when he was fouled on a 3-pointer by Monta Ellis with 39 seconds left after Boston trailed by 31 in the second quarter. But he missed the second ...
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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