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Marcus Smart concludes his two-year stint at OSU and declares for NBA Draft

Marcus Smart #33 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys shoots a free throw during the Big 12 Basketball Tournament quarterfinal game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Sprint Center on March 13, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Oklahoma State sophomore point guard Marcus Smart surprised many a year ago when he decided to return to for a second year at OSU, but this year there is no surprise that the All-American guard has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. According to a report by on April 7, Smart made his entrance into the draft official.

As part of his preparation for the draft, Smart announced that he will move to Los Angeles where he will begin training.

A projected Top 10 selection, Smart didn’t have the greatest year. He finished the season averaging 18 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Cowboys as the team ended the season with a 21-13 record capped off by a disappointing loss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

During the season, Smart made headlines for shoving a fan during a game against Texas Tech. The incident led to a three-game ban for Smart and served as a learning experience.

As NBA teams evaluate Marcus Smart, his emotional control will be a focal point along with his talent.

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