There may be other kids who play as hard as Marcus Smart does. But, there isn't anybody in the country that plays harder than the 6-foot-3 guard from Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus.
Despite just returning from surgery, the junior to be has used the month of July to prove just how tough he is while playing with the Texas Assualt.
"I feel pretty good overall," Smart said of recovering from injury. "I don't feel like I can jump quite as well yet, but being out gave me a chance to work on my jumper."
A physical wing who defends, rebounds and gets to the rim, Smart has developed quite a following for his overall game. He can handle the ball, is a terrific passer and is working hard to bring his jumper up to the same level as the rest of his game.
Not surprisingly, college coaches have taken notice.
"Kansas State, Marquette and Baylor have recruited me the hardest," the four star prospect told Rivals.com while noting that all three programs had offered. "I kind of have in my mind my favorites, but I wouldn't say it's them just yet. They are just recruiting me the hardest."
In addition to those three, Smart mentioned interest from Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Texas A&M, Missouri and others with more schools jumping in by the day.
For now, though, Smart is just concerned with playing his way back to 100% and finishing out the summer strong with the Texas Assault.
"I'm really not worried about schools. I'll think about it more after the summer."