Marcus Smart is a professional basketball player from the USA. He was drafted into the National Basketball Association by the Boston Celtics. Smart has been playing for the Celtics since 2014. He also briefly played for the D-League team, the Main Red Claws. In college, he played basketball for Oklahoma State University.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Marcus Osmond Smart was born on March 6, 1994, to Camellia and Frank in Flower Mound, Texas. He stands 193 cm and his weight was last listed at 100 kg. He is a right-handed player and he plays the position of point guard and shooting guard.

High School and College Career

Smart attended the Edward S Marcus High School in his hometown. By the time he was a senior in high school, he was considered a five-star recruit. He received a number of College Offers. He committed to play for Oklahoma State University.

Team Boston Celtics Boston Celtics
Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 100 kg
Born Mar 6, 1994
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2014 - present

While in college, he was named the Big 12 Player of the Year in 2013. He was also named to the First-Team All-Big 12 for both 2013 and 2014. In 2013, he was also named the USBWA National Freshman of the Year. He stayed with Oklahoma for two seasons before he decided to declare for the NBA.

NBA Career

He was drafted into the NBA by the Boston Celtics. This was during the 2014 NBA Draft. He was the team’s sixth overall pick in the first round. He played with the Celtics during the Summer League. He made his NBA later that year but was forced to miss games because of an ankle injury. In 2015, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

In 2019, he became a restricted free agent with the Celtics. The team later re-signed him. In the same year, he was given the NBA Hustle Award. He was also named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team twice, once in 2019 and again in 2020.

In the 2021 season, Smart was suspended for a game after he used threatening language toward a game official. The Celtics re-signed him in 2022. The contract was a reported US$77 million.

Career Highlights

  • 2019, 2020 - NBA All-Defensive FirstTeam
  • 2019 - NBA Hustle Award
  • 2015 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 2013 - Consensus second-teamAll-American
  • 2014 - Third-team All-American –NABC
  • 2013 - Big 12 Player of the Year
  • 2013, 2014 - First-team All-Big 12
  • 2013 - USBWA National Freshman ofthe Year
  • 2013 - Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • 2012 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 2012 - Texas Mr. Basketball

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