Prospect Profile: Marcus Smart


Draft Predictions:

NBA Combine Stats:

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Sophomore Collegiate Stats:

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Defensively, Smart is known for creating turnovers and causing havoc in the backcourt. En route to his second Big 12 All-Defensive team selection this past year, Smart forced an OSU record nine steals in a game versus Utah Valley on November 12. Offensively, the Cowboy’s sophomore guard shined the brightest on the biggest stage. In a nationally televised game against No. 11 Memphis, Smart scored a career-high 39 points on 11-of-21 shooting including 5-of-10 from the 3-point line and 12-of-16 from the foul line. His effort propelled OSU to a 101-80 victory over the Tigers on December 1.

Stats Courtesy Washington Post

Kings Pre-Draft Workout:


“One of his primary strengths, perhaps the primary strength of Smart, is his ability to drive. He's built like an ox, and he often seemed unstoppable when he was putting his head down and driving to the lane. He was very good at drawing fouls, creatively finding ways to score around the paint, and dishing off to others.” – Tom Fehr, SBNation.com

“Any discussion about Smart's prospects in the NBA have to start with his tremendous physical profile, as it will certainly give him a major advantage at his position and be one of the keys to any success he finds. Standing 6-4, with a 6-8 wingspan and a ripped 225 pound frame, Smart is bigger and stronger than most NBA point guards, and he's not afraid to use that to his advantage.” - Draft Express

“Oklahoma State sophomore point guard Marcus Smart … put up a lane agility test score of 10.82 seconds. That score places him directly into the same category with some well-respected company in terms of current NBA point guards as he posted a quicker time than John Wall, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul. Smart already possesses an NBA ready body, which will help him make the adjustment to playing in the association. As some in attendance in Chicago have noted, he looks more like a football player than basketball player physically.” – Michael Bohlin, 247Sports

Kings Pre-Draft Workout Interview:

On matching up with Elfrid Payton during Monday’s pre-Draft workout…

“I have been playing with Elfrid for a couple years now. We played on the same USA team, so it’s [been] fun. It’s always fun playing against someone you know who is going to come out there and compete just as [hard] as you are.”

What kind of advice has your College coach [Travis Ford] given you?

“With him [playing] point guard and that being my position and my position at the next level, that was one of the reasons I went back [to Oklahoma State for my sophomore season]. Just to control that point guard spot and take control.”

If you joined the Kings, how do you think you’d fit in?

“There are some very talented guys [here in Sacramento]. They make the game fun to play. They’re not boring to play with. I can see myself fitting in really well with those guys.”


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