STILLWATER, Okla. - National basketball writers recognized Monday what many in Oklahoma have been privy to all season--the talents of rookie phenom Marcus Smart.
The presumed one-and-doner was among only two freshman to be elected to the 2012-2013 U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-America Team, the other being Kansas guard Ben McLemore.
Smart was placed among a talented cast of second team All-Americans, joined by McLemore, Jeff Withey, Mason Plumlee and Cody Zeller.
Michigan standout Trey Burke, Doug McDermott, Victor Oladipo, Kelly Olynyk and Otto Porter were named first team All-Americans.
Smart led the No. 17 Oklahoma State Cowboys in points, steals and free throws made and came in second in rebounds for the season.
Monday's honor isn't the first to be bestowed on the Flower Mound, Texas native. The Associated Press named Smart the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and the league's top freshman.
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Smart's now tasked with leading his Cowboys through the potent Midwest Region in the NCAA tournament.
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