Marcus Smart Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

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  1. What does Smart do for a living?
  2. Who are Smart’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Smart’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Smart married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Smart have any children?
  6. Where is Smart now?
  7. How tall is Smart?
  8. How much money does Smart earn?
  9. What is Smart’s net worth?

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Who is Marcus Smart?

Marcus Osmond Smart is a well-known American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA (National Basketball League). While at college, he played college basketball for the Oklahoma State Cowboys before being drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

He is widely regarded to be one of the most versatile and consistent defenders in the NBA because of his tenacious nature, physicality, quick hands, and an elite basketball IQ. Moreover, he is also known for his hustle plays, often diving for loose balls and taking charges, actions that earned him the nickname “The Cobra”. Marcus was named the 2021-22 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. He became the first guard to win the prestigious accolade since Gary Payton in 1996, breaking the longest position drought in the award’s history.

How Old Is Marcus Smart?

He is 28 years old as of April 2022. Having been born on March 6, 1994, in Flower Mound, Texas, U.S. Smart shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Tyler The Creator, Ellie Zeiler, Biannca Prince,  Famous Debo, Milo Manheim, and many more.

Marcus Smart Family

Who are Marcus Smart Parents?

He was born to Billy Frank Smart (Father) and Camellia Smart (Mother). His parents died of myelodysplastic syndrome on September 16, 2018.

Does Marcus Smart have Siblings?

He has three elder brothers by the names of Todd Westbrook (deceased), Jeff Westbrook, and Michael Smart.

A Photo of Marcus Smart
A Photo of Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart Education

He received his high school education at Edward S. Marcus High School. And received his college education at Oklahoma State University.

Marcus Smart Marital Status

He is currently or possibly single.

Marcus Smart Kids

He does not have any kids currently. In case of new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.

Marcus Smart Career

A College Career

During his freshman year at Oklahoma State, he led the Cowboys to a 24-8 record and finished third place in the Big 12 behind Kansas and Kansas State. He led the Big 12 in steals and averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists where he recorded 99 and averaged 3.0 per game. Therefore he and his team earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament that year, where they clinched a #5 seed in the Midwest Region. Marcus on April 17, 2013, held a press conference in the student union at OSU and announced that he would not declare for the NBA draft.

Instead, he chose to return to OSU for his sophomore season. Smart on November 19, 2013, tied an OSU single-game scoring record with 39 points leading his #7 Oklahoma State Cowboys pat #11 Memphis. Later he was named one of the 30 finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year. The Cowboys in the first game of the 2014 NCAA Tournament lost to Gonzaga. Smart then finished with 23 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, and 6 steals. This made him become the first player in tournament history to record 20 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals. Overall, in his two seasons at Oklahoma State, he averaged 16.6 points, 5.5. rebounds and 4.5 steals in 33.1 minutes per game. After completing two seasons at Oklahoma, on April 7, 2014, he declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.

A Professional Career

A Career with the Boston Celtics 2014 to Present

In the 2014 NBA draft, Smart was selected with the sixth overall pick by the Boston Celtics on June 26, 2014. He, therefore, joined the Celtics for the 2014 NBA Summer League and signed with the team on July 10. In his fifth NBA game on November 7, he sprained his left ankle in the Celtics’ 101-98 win over the Indiana Pacers. Therefore he was ruled out for two to three weeks and underwent an MRI. He returned on December 3 in a game against Detroit Pistons after missing ten games due to injury.

On December 4, he was assigned to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. The next day, he was recalled after playing in Maine’s win over the Erie BayHawks. He scored a season-high 25 points on March 18, 2015, in a loss to Oklahoma City Thunder. But he was suspended on March 21 for one game without pay because of hitting San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner in the groin the previous night. He was then named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team on May 18, after garnering 142 points in the voting process.

A Career in the 2015-16 Season

While Smart was playing for the Celtics at the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League on July 16, 2015, he dislocated two fingers on his right hand. And in a 100-85 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 15, 2015, he scored a career-high 26 points. Between November 22 and December 26, he missed 18 games because of a lower left leg injury. On December 27, he returned to action in a game against the New York Knicks, scoring 13 points off the bench. He recorded his first career triple-double with 10 points, 11 assists, and 11 rebounds on January 15, 2016, in a win over the Phoenix Suns. He again tied his career-high of 26 points on January 31 in a loss to the Orlando Magic.

A Career in the 2016-17 Season

In a 118-93 loss to the Washington Wizards on November 9, 2016, Smart scored a then season-high 20 points. And made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 47 seconds left to help the Celtics claim a 119-114 win over the New York Knicks on December 25. On May 21, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Smart who started in place of injured Isaiah Thomas made seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points to help his team defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108.

A Career in the 2017-18 Season

He scored a season-high 23 points making 6 of 9 from 3-point range on November 27, 2017, in a 118-108 loss to the Detroit Pistons. Between January 24 and February 14, he missed 11 games after cutting his hand on glass at the team hotel in Los Angeles. He was then ruled out for the rest of the season on March 16, 2018, because of a torn ligament in his right thumb. He returned to the line-up for Game 5 of the Celtics’first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks after missing their first four playoffs games. Smart came off the bench and had nine points, five rebounds, four assists, and three blocks in a 92–87 win, helping the Celtics take a 3–2 lead.

A Career in the 2018-19 Season

The Celtics on June 29, 2018, tendered a qualifying offer to make Smart a restricted free agent. But on July 19, he re-signed with the Celtics to a four-year $52 million contract. He had his first double-double of the season on November 9. With 13 points and a season-high 10 assists in a 123-115 loss to the Utah Jazz. For the rest of the season and the first round of the playoffs. Smart missed because of a left oblique tear. He made his return during the second round of the playoffs. And following the season, he was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team.

A Career in the 2019-20 Season

He dropped a career-high 37 points on the Phoenix Suns on January 19, 2020. He broke the Celtics record for three-pointers in a single game. After he went 11 for 22 from three in the game. On March 20, 2020, he tested positive for COVID-19. On March 29, 2020, he has cleared from Covid-19.

A Career in the 2020-21 Season

Smart was suspended on April 28, 2021, for one game without pay for directing threatening language toward a game official.

A Career in the 2021-22 Season

The Celtics resigned Smart to a 4-year $77 million extension on August 16, 2021. But was suspended on October 14, for the team’s final preseason game due to missing a flight to Florida. On April 18, 2022, he was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. The first guard since Gary Payton (1966) to win the award.

Marcus Smart Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 4inches (1.93m) and a weight of 100kg (220lbs)

Marcus Smart Salary and Net Worth

He has an average annual salary of $12.05 million and a net worth of $15 million.