Smart Is Unanimous AP Preseason All-American
Marcus Smart
Marcus Smart

Posted Nov 4, 2013


Marcus Smart is the best college player in the nation. At least that's what the 65 people who voted for The Associated Press' preseason All-America team believe. The Oklahoma State sophomore was the only unanimous selection when the All-America team was announced Monday.

“It’s a privilege to be a part of. I thank all of the people that voted for me. But I still have work to do. That’s not where my main focus is. I’ve still got prove myself day by day," Smart said prior to Monday's practice.

Smart is the first unanimous preseason All-American since Ohio State's Jared Sullinger in 2011-12.

He averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.0 steals last season for the Cowboys while being recognized as the Big 12 Player of the Year.

The OSU sophomore is joined on the preseason All-America team by Doug McDermott of Creighton, Russ Smith of Louisville, Mitch McGary of Michigan and freshman Andrew Wiggins of Kansas.

The Cowboys open the season Friday night against Mississippi Valley State at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.


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