CBSSports labels Marcus Smart as 19th best player in country, Le’Bryan Nash 24th
By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com – @anthonyVslater
The hype surrounding Marcus Smart continues to build.
His stock has been on a constant rise since early in his high school career. But less than a month from his college debut, the nationwide respect and admiration for Oklahoma State’s five-star freshman is starting to shine through.
Last week, Big 12 coaches named him the preseason Freshman of the Year and Sporting News pegged him as a Freshman All-American.
On Monday afternoon, CBSSports.com came out with a comprehensive college basketball season preview and Smart was all over it.
The highly-respected website labeled him as the 19th best player in the country (regardless of class). He was the second-best Big 12 player, behind Kansas’ Jeff Withey (#18).
“Put simply, Smart will do whatever it takes to help his team get a win. He is not a natural point guard, but don’t be surprised if he runs the show for the Cowboys. The kid is a born leader,” CBS writer Jeff Borzello wrote about him.
The website also put Smart on its All-Freshman First Team and All-American fourth team. Here’s the two separate explanations:
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