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"Through OSU's first 11 games this season, Smart hit just 35 percent of his field goal attempts and 28 percent of his threes. Yes, Smart was an efficient floor general from the start, playing tough D and leading OSU to a 10-1 record. But his poor touch took a toll on his numbers, including a 5-for-15 showing in an 81-71 loss at Virginia Tech on Dec. 1."
"Smart is a bona fide pro talent who's suffering through a freshman shooting slump. It happens. Look at Hornets guard Eric Gordon, a one-and-done who was drafted seventh overall in 2008. As a frosh at Indiana, he had a stretch of hitting just 16 of 77 three-pointers and is forever frozen in the NCAA record books as a 34 percent three-point shooter. Yet behind a more challenging arc -- and against taller defenders -- he had made 37 percent of his career treys through Jan. 21. I wouldn't be surprised if Smart makes a similar NBA impact."