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Scouting Marcus Smart: Update 03/10/2013 Draft Vote & Everything Marcus Smart

Poll: Your 2013 Pick (50 member(s) have cast votes)

Who do you want draft day 2013?

  1. Shabazz Muhammad (2 votes [4.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

  2. Ben McLemore (7 votes [14.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.00%

  3. Nerlens Noel (5 votes [10.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  4. Marcus Smart (31 votes [62.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 62.00%

  5. Anthony Bennett (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Michael Carter-Williams (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Another Player not Listed (5 votes [10.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

Do you think Marcus Smart fits in O Town?

  1. Yes (45 votes [90.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 90.00%

  2. No (5 votes [10.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

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Smarts's new scouting video came out this last week, so I wanted to hear the thoughts of the board; solely on him as top runner prospect (seemingly) for O Town. Based on the draft thread, he seems high on every ones list. So what do you think of Marcus Smart?

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Scouting Video



Is Marcus Smart the Most Exciting Player in College Hoops?




Here is a nice article comparing Smart:
Marcus Smart compares to Dwyane Wade, James Harden, Tyreke Evans
Using the incredibly awesome Play Index over at College Basketball Reference, I ran a report to find out how many freshmen have achieved this stat line or better since 1999, the earliest season available in the Play Index:

14 points/game (Smart averages 15.0)
5 rebounds/game (Smart averages 5.8)
3 assists/game (Smart averages 4.5)
2 steals/game (Smart averages 2.9)
You have to achieve all of those things in your freshman year to be on this list. Guess how many guys have done that in the last 15 seasons of college basketball? Five. You may have heard of these guys: Dwyane Wade, James Harden, Tyreke Evans, and Caron Butler
Read Article Here


New Smart Video: March 2013
http://www.youtube.c...d&v=Ul_Nj74WUVg

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Smart or McLemore and I'm happy
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View Postmagicblue, on 17 February 2013 - 09:38 PM, said:

Smart or McLemore and I'm happy


Are you some what scared of Marcus's turnovers and shooting percentage?

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M. Smart numbers compared to R. Westbrook

Marcus Smart
Year League Team GP Min Pts FG FGA FG% 2Pt 2PtA 2P% 3Pt 3PtA 3P% FTM FTA FT% Off Def TOT Asts Stls Blks TOs PFs
2012/13 NCAA Oklahoma State 23 32.6 14.5 4.5 10.8 41.5 3.3 6.8 48.4 1.2 4.0 29.7 4.3 5.6 77.5 1.7 4.1 5.8 4.5 3.0 0.8 3.2 2.7

http://www.draftexpr...art-6284/stats/



Russell Westbrook
Year League GP Min Pts FG FGA FG% 2Pt 2PtA 2P% 3Pt 3PtA 3P% FTM FTA FT% Off Def TOT Asts Stls Blks TOs PFs
2012/13 NBA 53 35.7 22.6 7.9 18.6 42.6 6.7 14.8 45.1 1.3 3.8 32.8 5.5 6.9 79.5 1.4 3.7 5.1 8.1 1.9 0.3 3.6 2.4

http://www.draftexpr...westbrook-5062/

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View PostLaVar, on 17 February 2013 - 09:44 PM, said:

Are you some what scared of Marcus's turnovers and shooting percentage?


Not really. His shooting percentages have been steadily increasing and he's only 18 so there's plenty of room to grow. Plus he wont be starting for another year and will learn a ton playing behind Jameer
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I like the idea of having dedicated threads for top prospects, maybe after the tournament and the best guys separate themselves from the flotsam we can have some more.

What I like about Smart:

Huge for a PG at 6'4", 225 lbs
Great body control, knows how to use his size and bullies smaller PGs, loves to bang inside for rebounds
Draws tons of fouls and gets to the line a lot
Has shown great potential as a scorer already, can play off-the-ball
Unselfish, keeps his head up looking for the pass
Does everything. Rebounds, assists, steals, blocks. A true statsheet stuffer
Awesome defensive instincts, very quick laterally and great hands. Terrorizes opposing PGs with his ball pressure.
Nonstop motor, imposes his will on games at both ends of the floor

What I don't like about Smart:

No advanced ball-handling moves. He can split defenders but generally he's not very creative as a ball-handler, also has a questionable left hand
Good athlete, not a great athlete. Only an average first step
Still developing as a shooter, good mechanics on his jumpshot but needs to be more consistent. Rushes shots coming off of screens.
Turnover prone, I don't consider this that much of a bad thing as young PGs are almost always very mistake prone and try to make plays that aren't there but it's still worth noting
May not be a full-time PG in the NBA due to his average handle.


Smart's intangibles scream NBA star and he'll only be 19 at the start of next season. To be so physically imposing at such a young age is also impressive. He's still feeling his way through the PG position but he's shown remarkable improvement since the beginning of his freshman season and his upside is tremendous. He's been awesome as of late and his stock is continuing to rise, with a great tournament performance he might be the consensus number 1 pick. For our sake I hope he has a couple dud games here and there to keep the hype down a little bit.

Best case: less explosive Dwyane Wade
Worst case: smaller Rodney Stuckey
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View Postmagicblue, on 17 February 2013 - 09:38 PM, said:

Smart or McLemore and I'm happy


THIS
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View PostBauncey Chillups, on 17 February 2013 - 10:38 PM, said:

I like the idea of having dedicated threads for top prospects, maybe after the tournament and the best guys separate themselves from the flotsam we can have some more.

What I like about Smart:

Huge for a PG at 6'4", 225 lbs
Great body control, knows how to use his size and bullies smaller PGs, loves to bang inside for rebounds
Draws tons of fouls and gets to the line a lot
Has shown great potential as a scorer already, can play off-the-ball
Unselfish, keeps his head up looking for the pass
Does everything. Rebounds, assists, steals, blocks. A true statsheet stuffer
Awesome defensive instincts, very quick laterally and great hands. Terrorizes opposing PGs with his ball pressure.
Nonstop motor, imposes his will on games at both ends of the floor

What I don't like about Smart:

No advanced ball-handling moves. He can split defenders but generally he's not very creative as a ball-handler, also has a questionable left hand
Good athlete, not a great athlete. Only an average first step
Still developing as a shooter, good mechanics on his jumpshot but needs to be more consistent. Rushes shots coming off of screens.
Turnover prone, I don't consider this that much of a bad thing as young PGs are almost always very mistake prone and try to make plays that aren't there but it's still worth noting
May not be a full-time PG in the NBA due to his average handle.


Smart's intangibles scream NBA star and he'll only be 19 at the start of next season. To be so physically imposing at such a young age is also impressive. He's still feeling his way through the PG position but he's shown remarkable improvement since the beginning of his freshman season and his upside is tremendous. He's been awesome as of late and his stock is continuing to rise, with a great tournament performance he might be the consensus number 1 pick. For our sake I hope he has a couple dud games here and there to keep the hype down a little bit.

Best case: less explosive Dwyane Wade
Worst case: smaller Rodney Stuckey



I sure hope he is a full time pg at top 5.

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View PostLaVar, on 18 February 2013 - 06:54 AM, said:

I sure hope he is a full time pg at top 5.


He doesn't mean a bench player, he means he may be a combo guard or more of a SG in the NBA.
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View PostCTMagicUK, on 18 February 2013 - 07:10 AM, said:

He doesn't mean a bench player, he means he may be a combo guard or more of a SG in the NBA.


I know, but we really need him at lead guard. The funny thing is that Trey Burk is the best pure point in the draft, but smart has the most NBA upside between the two. If burk goes late, he will surprise like nelson. If smart ends up being a 2 guard, then Shabazz, Ben and Victor are better options.

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View PostLaVar, on 18 February 2013 - 07:24 AM, said:

I know, but we really need him at lead guard. The funny thing is that Trey Burk is the best pure point in the draft, but smart has the most NBA upside between the two. If burk goes late, he will surprise like nelson. If smart ends up being a 2 guard, then Shabazz, Ben and Victor are better options.


Not really... Irrespective of where he plays Smart brings talents we need: drawing fouls, finishing inside, great defense, play making and another ball handler.
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I don't know guys I just get a good feeling about him. McLemore or Smart you can't go wrong. Shabazz as a 3rd option. Any of the 3 will be exciting to have.
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