Marcus Smart is easily the most decorated preseason college basketball player this year. He may not have been on the cover of as many magazines as some Canadian who hasn't played a regular season game yet, but his preseason accolades are unmatched. Here is a recap of Smart's preseason lists and awards:
Preseason Player of the Year - USA Today
Preseason Player of the Year - US Basketball Writers Association (USBWA)
Preseason Player of the Year - Big 12 Coaches
Preseason All-American Team - College Basketball AP (Only unanimous player)
Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list - USBWA
Preseason All Big 12 Team - Big 12 Coaches (Along with Markel Brown)
Quite a list.
Not to mention getting an invite to a Team USA mini-camp, helping carry the U19 Team USA squad to a gold medal, and a lock for a lottery pick in next years NBA draft.
Here is a big knock on wood for a big time season for Marcus Smart and the Oklahoma State Cowboys!