Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Smart named ESPNHS first-team All-American
Marcus Smart's basketball-playing days at Flower Mound Marcus are done, but he hasn't stopped earning honors.
The Oklahoma State-bound senior guard was selected to the ESPNHS All-American first team Wednesday.
Smart, who led the Marauders to a second consecutive Class 5A state championship, had previously been named the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year and a McDonald's All-American.
Two area players from private school powers were named to the ESPNHS All-American second team: Plano Prestonwood Christian junior forward Julius Randle and Arlington Grace Prep senior center Isaiah Austin.
Randle helped Prestonwood win the TAPPS 5A state championship to cap a season during which the Lions won the prestigious City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.
Austin, a Baylor recruit, led Grace Prep to its second straight TAPPS 4A title and joined Smart at the McDonald's All-American game.
Find more on the ESPNHS All-American team.