Marcus Smart

Marcus Osmond Smart (born March 6, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Oklahoma State University.

On June 26, 2014, Smart was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. He joined the Celtics for the 2014 NBA Summer League, and signed with the team on July 10.

In just his fifth NBA game, Smart sprained his left ankle in the Celtics’ 101–98 win over the Indiana Pacers on November 7. He underwent an MRI following the game and was ruled out for two to three weeks. After missing ten games with the injury, Smart returned to action on December 3 against the Detroit Pistons. On December 4, he was assigned to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. He was recalled the next day. On March 18, he scored a season-high 25 points in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. On March 21, he was suspended for one game without pay for hitting San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner in the groin the previous night. On May 18, Smart was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team, garnering 142 points in the voting process.

On July 16, 2015, while playing for the Celtics at the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League, Smart dislocated two fingers on his right hand. On November 15, 2015, he scored a career-high 26 points in a 100–85 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Between November 22 and December 26, Smart missed 18 games with a lower left leg injury. He returned to action on December 27 against the New York Knicks, scoring six points in 13 minutes off the bench. On January 15, 2016, in a win over the Phoenix Suns, Smart recorded his first career triple-double with 10 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, becoming the first Celtics player to record a triple-double off the bench since Art Williams did so in 1971. On January 31, he tied his career-high of 26 points in a loss to the Orlando Magic.

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Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2015)
Consensus second-team All-American (2013)
Third-team All-American – NABC (2014)
Big 12 Player of the Year (2013)
USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2013)
2× First-team All-Big 12 (2013, 2014)
Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2013)
McDonald’s All-American (2012)

Men’s basketball Competitor for United States
FIBA World U19 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2013 Czech Republic National team

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