It’s far from a surprise, but tonight, Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart announced that he will be entering the 2014 NBA Draft, according to a staff report from ESPN.com. Smart, a virtual lock for the lottery, also announced that he’ll be represented by the Wasserman Media Group, adds Emiliano Carchia of Sportando (on Twitter).
This time last year, Smart looked like he had a very real chance of being the first overall pick in the 2013 draft. However, the point guard decided against going pro right away and opted for another year in Stillwater, Oklahoma. While Smart has said that he doesn’t regret his decision, it has been a strong reminder that staying in school isn’t always the best move for top draft prospects.
Smart averaged 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists this season for the Cowboys, who lost in the second round of this year’s NCAA tournament. Recently, our own Eddie Scarito looked at Smart as a part of our Prospect Profile series.