Marcus Smart made a business decision in returning to Oklahoma State for his sophomore season.
Smart has made another business decision, but the news of this decision was already known. Smart told Yahoo Sports that he doesn’t regret returning to school, but he won’t be doing it again.
Smart has plans to enter the 2014 NBA Draft, and says everyone involved, should already know.
“It’s safe to say that if, by the grace of God I’m healthy and everything, this will be my last year at Oklahoma State,” Smart said after USA Basketball’s mini-camp practice Tuesday at UNLV. “Nothing will change my mind on that. [Oklahoma State] understands. They didn’t figure I was coming back this year. They were just as surprised as everyone else.”
“You can only go to college and be a college athlete once,” Smart said. “College is a great experience. This is where you have fun. This is where you find yourself as a young man and grow up into an adult before you enter the real world.
“The NBA is the real world. Everyone just sees the entertainment part, but there is a business part to it also.”
Smart averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists during his freshman season with Oklahoma State.