Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart is returning to college
After speculations of Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart going No. 2 overall in the upcoming NBA draft, he will return to college to continue his sophomore season.
“There’s a lot of speculation going. I’ve been bashed and criticized that I probably made a mistake of coming back here, the NBA will be there, I should have took it, and this year’s draft class is much weaker than next year’s,” said Smart.
As a freshman, Smart won the Big 12 Player of the Year as well as the Wayman Tisdale Award.
He averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists a game this season with Oklahoma State.
Smart’s return to college will reunite him with Markel Brown and LeBryan Nash. The three players were the top three scorers in the Big 12 Conference, according to USA Today Sports.
With Smart returning to college, he will probably leave to the NBA after next season, according to Yahoo Sports.
He will possibly be joining Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, and Andrew and Aaron Harrison in the 2014 NBA draft, making it one of the most talented draft classes since the 2003 NBA draft.