i donn't know why his hypes has stopped
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUa0DZg4jO0 Marcus Smart highlights from last game guys..
huge huge versitile point guard and nothing else but true POINT GUARD
His offensive struggles and shaky shooting against weak teams are scaring scouts, his intangibles are through the roof though.
i would still draft him high if i was an nba team. i wouldnt let him slip past 6 or 7...i mean this dude is NICEEE
Honestly though would this guy be able to run the offense for your team and be one of your franchise players(being a top 5 pick).Now don't get me wrong this guy is a straight up winner , I've watched him in person in highschool and he did everything he took to win and it was pretty contagious .
He would rebound, make good passes, score down low, hit a jumpshot or 2 , lockdown the best player on the other team, get steals and blocks.
He's a stat monster while also providing the stuff not being capable of getting measured.
BUT the one problem with him is that he isn't that go to scorer or that can really run the team and pass with the best of them at the NBA level .
I just have this feeling that he is gonna be drafted as a pg for his size advantage at the pg position , then to be moved to sg a couple years later because of the lack of elite quickness and true pg skills much like Tyreke was .
Hes way more athletic than Tyreke. He leads OSU in blocks and against Gonzaga he had a weak side block where he got his hand 11 feet in the air in a hurry.
I was not sold after seeing a couple early season OSU games, but he looked great vs Gonzaga and he's at it again in the first half vs K State. If he continues to take better shots and stay in control, like he has in his last 3 halves of basketball, then this guy will see his stock bump back up.
His intangibles are too good for him to be a bust..He has too many things to fall back on....Coaches will him on the court even if he's not scoring,becuz of his IQ...And he does a great job of setting up people,he can rebound,a good passer and his upper body strength allows him to get inside the lane and draw fouls....Alot of great players werent good shooters in college ,but worked on it and got better at it,once they got in the pros.....
I see a poor mans Chauncy Billups. Less of a shooter though.