Marcus Smart staying at Oklahoma State
by Sean Highkin, USA TODAY Sports
Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart will skip the NBA Draft and return to school for his sophomore season, according to multiple reports.
Smart was projected to be a high lottery pick in the June 27 draft. Instead, he will play a second season at Oklahoma State, where he won Big 12 Player of the Year honors as well as the Wayman Tisdale Award for most outstanding freshman.
Smart’s decision to return to school was first reported by Yahoo! Sports, and The Oklahoman confirmed that he will formally announce his decision on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in a press conference on campus.
Smart averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists a game for the Cowboys during his freshman season.… [For more on Marcus Smart turns down draft, staying at Oklahoma State, click here.]