Last summer, Smart could have turned pro and been a top-3 pick in the NBA Draft. Instead, he decided to come back to Stillwater. It hasn't been a smooth ride. Smart's play has been inconsistent, and he made national headlines for striking an obnoxious fan (who probably had it coming) during a game against Texas Tech. Still, the ultra-talented, 6'4" Smart is as driven a player as you'll see in college hoops, and among the easiest to root for. A great tourney run could restore any lost luster as he heads next season to the NBA. We think.
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