Marcus Osmond Smart was selected as the No. 6 overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2014 NBA Draft. Known for his tenacity on the defensive end and streaky play on offense, Smart is the longest-tenured player currently on the Celtics roster in his ninth season.
Get to know more about Smart, who is annually among the team leaders in Tommy Awards:
Marcus Smart's bio
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- Height: 6-foot-4
- Weight: 220 pounds
- Birthdate: March 6, 1994
- Birthplace: Flower Mound, Texas
- College: Oklahoma State
- NBA Experience: 9 years
- Jersey number: 36
Marcus Smart's career NBA stats
Here are some of Marcus Smart's notable career achievements and statistics:
- 2021-22 NBA Defensive Player of the Year
- 2014-15 All-Rookie Second Team
- Three-time NBA All-Defensive First Team (2018-19, 2019-20, 2021-22)
- Two-time NBA Hustle Award (2018-19, 2021-22)
- NBA Rookie of the Month (February 2015)
- Career averages (through 2022-23 season)
- 10.6 points per game
- 3.5 rebounds per game
- 4.6 assists per game
- 1.6 steals per game
- 77.7% free throw percentage
- 38.6% field goal percentage
- 32.3% 3-point field goal percentage
Here are Marcus Smart's contract details with the Celtics
Smart signed a four-year contract extension with Boston in August 2021 worth just under $76.5 million.
Marcus Smart's college career
The 10th-ranked prospect in ESPN's Top 100 for the high school class of 2012, Smart played college basketball at Oklahoma State for two seasons for head coach Travis Ford after a prolific career at Edward S. Marcus High School. Smart was a McDonald's All-American and Mr. Basketball in Texas as a senior.
Smart chose to play for the Cowboys over Oklahoma, North Carolina and Texas.
During his two years in Stillwater, Smart was consensus All-American second team and Big 12 Player of the Year as a freshman and was All-Big 12 and Big 12 All-Defense twice. However, Oklahoma State failed to win an NCAA tournament game with Smart on campus, losing as a No. 5 seed to No. 12 Oregon, 68-55, in 2013 and as a No. 9 seed to No. 8 Gonzaga, 85-77, in 2014.
Over two collegiate seasons, Smart averaged 16.6 points per game, 4.5 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per game on 41.3% shooting, including 29.5% from 3-point range. Following Oklahoma State's loss to Gonzaga in 2014, in which Smart exploded for 23 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and six steals, he declared for the NBA Draft.
A look at Marcus Smart's shoe deal
After initially signing with Adidas out of college, Smart is currently signed with Puma.
Meet Marcus Smart's family
Smart is the son of Billy Frank and Camellia Smart. Camellia passed away from a battle with cancer in 2018 at age 63. He has one brother, Michael, and two half-brothers, Todd and Jeff Westbrook. Todd died of cancer in 2004 at age 33.