April 2, 2013
Stillwater, Okla. — Oklahoma State's heralded freshman Marcus Smart has been named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press, making him the Cowboys' second consensus All-American in the past four seasons. Smart is a first-team All-American according to Sporting News, and a second-team selection by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Smart is just the sixth Cowboy in school history to be named a consensus All-American by the NCAA and the first-ever freshman. He joins James Anderson, a consensus second-team selection in 2010; Byron Houston, also a second-team pick in 1992; Bob Mattick, a second-team selection in 1954; Gale McArthur, a consensus second-team choice in 1951; and Bob Kurland, who was a three-time consensus first-team All-American in 1944, '45 and 1946.
Smart's other honors this season include the Integris Wayman Tisdale Award, given to the nation's top freshman by the USBWA, as well as Big 12 Player and Freshman of the Year honors by both the league coaches and the Associated Press.