Texas was unable to split up Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, Phil Forte

Oklahoman Published: February 8, 2013

Oklahoma State freshmen Marcus Smart and Phil Forte were prep teammates at Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus High School. So why didn't they end up playing for the Texas Longhorns?


Texas only offered a scholarship to Smart. Both Cowboys told the Austin American Statesman that Texas would have been enticing had coach Rick Barnes offered scholarships to both of them.

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