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SB Nation's college basketball experts name the

Allamericanmarcus_mediumWhile the rest of the college hoops world seems in a rush to hand the bulk of its major preseason awards to a freshman, SB Nation's panel of experts have opted in favor of a guy with a little bit more experience.

Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart is the only unanimous first team selection on SB Nation's preseason college basketball All-America squad, as well as the network's runaway choice for preseason Player of the Year. The man who perhaps would have been the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft had he chosen to leave Stillwater was the POY choice on 15 of the 27 ballots cast. Creighton's Doug McDermott (7), Kansas' Andrew Wiggins (3), Louisville's Russ Smith (1) and Ohio State's Aaron Craft (1) were the only other players to receive a nod.

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Marcus Smart, SO, G, Oklahoma State

The lone unanimous first team selection and SB Nation's preseason Player of the Year, Smart has made no attempt to hide his belief that he's the player in college basketball most-deserving of these types of accolades. There are plenty of experts who agree, and plenty more who believe Smart would have been the No. 1 overall pick in last June's NBA Draft had he elected to turn pro. It's a belief so popular that it makes his decision to play one more season under Travis Ford - and compete with a much deeper draft class in 2014 - one of the most surprising in recent memory. His potential financial loss is Oklahoma State's gain, as the unanimous Big 12 Player and Freshman of the Year will be looking to lead the Cowboys into the second round of the big dance for the first time since 2005.

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Doug McDermott, SR, F, Creighton

The only other player to receive multiple Player of the Year votes, McDermott will almost certainly be a first team preseason AP All-American for the second year in a row when the honorees are announced later this month. He was also a postseason first-teamer in both 2012 and 2013. You can Google the stats, awards and stories about him walking on as a senior for yourself, but McDermott's 2013-14 season is basically about one thing: getting Creighton out of the NCAA Tournament's opening weekend for the first time in four decades.

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