Marcus Smart (born March 6, 1994) is an American college basketball player for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He was considered one of the top prospects for the 2013 NBA Draft, though on April 16 it was reported by Sports Illustrated that he had decided to stay put at Oklahoma State and return for his sophomore season in 2013–14. He is now a top prospect for the 2014 NBA Draft.
Smart is the son of Camellia Smat and Billy Frank (Jesse Smart Jr.) He has three older brothers and a younger brother Todd Westbrook (deceased), Jeff Westbrook, Jessie Smart and Michael Smart. He attended Edward S. Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas, along with one of his current OSU teammates, Phillip Forte. In his high school career, he achieved a record of 115–6 through 3 seasons and was a 2-time State 5A champion. He was also named a McDonald's All-American and was an ESPNHS first team All-American. Marcus played competitive football until the sixth grade and enjoys playing tennis in his spare time.
During his freshman year at Oklahoma State, Smart led the Cowboys to a 24–8 record and finished 3rd place in the Big 12 behind Kansas and Kansas State. Smart averaged 15.4 PPG, 5.8 RPG, and 4.2 APG and led the Big 12 in steals where he recorded 99 and averaged 3.0 per game. Smart and the Cowboys earned a trip to the NCAA bracket that year clinching a #5 seed in the Midwest Region. During the first round of the tournament though, the Cowboys were eliminated by the #12 seed Oregon Ducks. On April 17, 2013, Smart held a press conference in the student union at OSU and announced that he would not declare for the NBA draft and instead, return to OSU for his sophomore season. During that same press conference, Le'Bryan Nash and Markel Brown also announced that they would return to OSU for the 2013–14 season. On November 19, 2013 Smart tied an OSU single game scoring record with 39 points leading his #7 Oklahoma State Cowboys past #11 Memphis Tigers.