The Cowboys' sensational sophomore couldn't believe his eyes.
Smart's reaction to seeing Durant courtside: "Am I dreaming?" Asked a teammate if it really was Durant.— Kelly Hines (@KellyHinesTW) November 20, 2013
Durant was likely watching a future opponent, as Smart further solidified his standing as a potential top-five pick in next summer's star-studded 2014 NBA draft.
Against the Memphis Tigers on Tuesday night, Smart dropped 39 points on 11-of-21 shooting from the field and 5-of-10 from three-point range.
He was, well, Kevin Durant-like.
I talked with Kevin Durant for a few minutes. "Marcus can play in the league right now," Durant told me. "Definitely."— Eric Prisbell (@EricPrisbell) November 20, 2013
This outburst came on the heels of yet another big night for Duke freshman Jabari Parker, who scored 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked six shots for the Blue Devils.
It was as if Smart had finally had enough of all of the hype for Parker and fellow freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Julius Randle.
His fantastic performance may not be enough to get him firmly into the hunt for the No. 1 pick. But if the team that winds up winning the lottery needs a point guard, Smart could crash Wiggins and Parker's party.
For now, he can just enjoy his big night in Stillwater and the fact that he caused one of the best scorers in the world to do this:
Marcus Smart transition three, all KD can do is shake his head: https://t.co/r11QKyuZdA— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 20, 2013
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