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Flower Mound Marcus High School Alumni projected to be a top 10 NBA Draft Pick

Flower Mound Marcus High School Alumni projected to be a top 10 NBA Draft Pick

Date Posted - 18th Mar 2014 |  Category - Flowermound News

Summer of 2013

• was a member of the USA squad which won a gold medal at the 11th U19 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

• is just the second Cowboy in school history to represent the U.S. at the U19 World Championships.

• averaged 9.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 2.2 assists in nine games, including eight starts.

• his 22 steals are tied for the second-most by an American at the U19 World Championships.

• reached double figures six times, including game highs against Lithuania (18) and Canada (14).

• recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs Brazil.

• had five steals in each of the first two games against the Ivory Coast and China.

• was one of two non-NBA players to accept an invitation to the 2013 USA Men’s National Team Mini-Camp in Las Vegas, Nev., July 22-25.

2012-13 (Freshman season)

• named the Integris Wayman Tisdale Award Winner, presented annually by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to the nation’s top freshman.

• named a second-team All-American by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

• named a first-team All-American and the national Freshman of the Year by Sporting News.

• a unanimous selection as both the Big 12 Player of the Year and Big 12 Freshman of the Year (Big 12 Coaches and Associated Press).

• a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First Team.

• named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team and the Big 12 All-Defensive Team by the league coaches.

• one of five finalists for the Cousy Award, honoring the nation’s top point guard; only freshman on the list.

• one of 14 finalists for the Robertson Trophy.

• one of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award.

• finished the season with 99 steals, tying former Cowboy and current UTSA head coach Brooks Thompson for the single-season record.

• owns the Big 12 single-season steals record for a freshman with 99, surpassing the previous record of 89 held by Kansas’ Mario Chalmers; fell three shy of the Big 12 single-season record of 102, set by Nebraska’s Cookie Belcher in 1998-99.

• is just the second Cowboy freshman in school history to average 15 or more points per game.

• had 13 games of four or more steals in his first season, fourth on the OSU list for four-steal games in a career.

• had 13 games of five or more assists this season.

• had 28 double-figure scoring games and 10 20-point games.

• named the Big 12 Player of the Week on Feb. 4, and was a four-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Nov. 19, Jan. 7, Feb. 11, Feb. 18).

• scored a career-high 28 points vs Oklahoma in Stillwater, one point shy of the school record by a freshman.

• scored 25 points at No. 2 Kansas; also grabbed nine rebounds, including eight offensive.

• scored game-high 21 points, including a half-court heave at the end of the first half and a layup with 3.1 seconds remaining to defeat Iowa State; also had seven assists vs the Cyclones.

• nearly recorded a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists at Baylor.

• scored 25 points at No. 25 Kansas State and 23 points against No. 10 Gonzaga.

• tied for the team lead with 18 points at Virginia Tech; also had 11 rebounds, recording his first collegiate double-double; had six assists and no turnovers vs the Hokies.

• dished out a career-high nine assists, including seven in the first half, against Portland State.

• named named the MVP of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

• recorded his first-collegiate 20-point game against sixth-ranked N.C. State; added seven rebounds, seven assists, four steals and four blocked shots against the Wolfpack.

Summer of 2012

• started all five games as Team USA won the FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Brazil; averaged 7.4 points, 4.0 assists, 3.6 steals and 3.4 rebounds.

• led all players in the tournament with 18 steals, and was tied for third with 20 assists.

• his steals total surpassed the U.S. five-game record of 16, set by Andre Iguodala in 2002.

• established a new Team USA record with 3.6 steals per game; the previous record of 3.57 was held by Grant Hill (1990).

• is one of just four Americans to record 20 or more assists in the five-game tournament, joining Kemba Walker (25 in 2008), Kyrie Irving (21 in 2010) and Jonny Flynn (21 in 2006).

• scored 10 points and recorded a tournament-high six steals in the gold medal game against host-team Brazil.

• grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds and dished out 11 assists to go along with eight points for the Black team at the Kentucky Derby Basketball Classic in Louisville, Ky.

• won the slam-dunk competition at the Derby Classic, defeating Louisville’s Terry Rozier in the finals.

• started for the West team in the 35th annual McDonald’s All-American game; grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists.

High School

• named a McDonald’s All-American.

• was an ESPNHS first-team All-American.

• a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Texas and a finalist for the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2012.

• named the Class 5A Player of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches as a senior.

• averaged 15.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting 66.9 percent from the floor.

• also took 43 charges during the season.

• led his team to a 39-2 record and a second-straight Class 5A title.

• recorded 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals in the 2012 Texas Class 5A State championship game vs Fort Bend Travis.

• scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the semifinals against Garland Naaman Forest.

• Flower Mound Marcus was ranked No. 2 nationally according to MaxPreps Xcellent 25 presented by the Army National Guard.

• the Marauders were ranked No. 5 in the final POWERADE Fab 50 national high school team rankings.

• was named the tournament MVP at the 2011 Texas State Final Four.

• scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the 2011 Texas Class 5A State championship game against Lakeview Centennial.

• recorded 14 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in a lost to Fort Bend Bush in the 2010 Texas Class 5A State semifinals.

• Flower Mound Marcus was 115-6 over the past three seasons.

• ranked the top small forward and No. 5 overall player in the country by HoopScoop.

• was the No. 3 shooting guard and 10th-ranked player overall according to Rivals.com.

• ranked the No. 2 shooting guard and 13th-ranked player overall according to Scout.com.

• top-ranked shooting guard in the country and the No. 10 ranked player nationally according to ESPNU.

• had scholarship offers from North Carolina, Kansas, Texas, Marquette, Oklahoma, Baylor, Kansas State and Texas Tech.

Summer Ball

• led his team to victories at the Great American Shoot-Out and adidas Super 64 in both 2010 and `11.

• was named the Shoot-Out MVP in both 2010 and `11, and the adidas Super 64 MVP in 2010.

• scored 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the championship game of the 2011 adidas Super 64, defeating UCLA signee Shabazz Muhammad and his team Dream Vision 93-78.


Born March 6, 1994, Marcus is the son of Camellia Smart and Billy Frank. He has three older brothers: Todd Westbrook (deceased), Jeff Westbrook and Michael Smart. Marcus played competitive football until the sixth grade and enjoys playing tennis in his spare time. He is undecided on his major at Oklahoma State.

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