Marcus Smart declares for NBA draft
Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart confirmed his anticipated decision to join the NBA draft, reports John Helsley of The Oklahoman.
Smart was expected to be a high first-round draft pick last year if he had declared for the draft, but he opted to stay in school.
Even though Smart delayed his decision a year, he is still thought to be a potential top-10 draft pick.
Smart told The Oklahoman he is ready to start the next phase in his life:
“I’ve told my teammates and my coaching staff, this year was my last year here and I am declaring for the NBA Draft,” Smart said. “I have picked an agent, with the Wasserman Group, a great group of guys. I had a great season here at Oklahoma State. It’s weird, because I didn’t go to the NBA Draft last year, I chose to come back – which I do not regret at all. A lot of people say I made the wrong decision. But who are they to tell me what I should have done? It’s me, not them. I believe I made the right decision. I get to do what I love to do.”Mannix: NBA Big Board 4.0: Andrew Wiggins regains top spot