Marcus SmartHt/Wt: 6' 4" / 200 lbs
Team: Oklahoma St.
2014 Draft Profile - Marcus SmartMarcus is a power guard. At 6ft 4, 220lbs he has the build of a football player but he has a good handle, explosion that puts pressure on the defense and allows him to rack up impressive points and assist numbers. Marcus is getting great experience at leading a somewhat under-talented squad in a tough conference. Marcus competes hard on the glass and defensive end which will be valued in the NBA.
Marcus lacks effecient outside shooting. The turnover numbers are also a bit high and of course there was the high profile incident where he lost his cool and went after a fan during a game. The hope is this is a isolated incident that he learns from and not something that starts a bad rap that he falls into. All other indicators have been that Smart is a great teammate, competitor with no off court issues.
Marcus is not the finisher that Wade is but there is definite similarities, also comps to Eric Gordon, Bledsoe and Lance Stephenson. A productive, fringe all star prospect.
Player profile submitted by: Tom Patterson - March 7th
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