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 Newson6.com 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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