I haven't read the rest of the thread (I know I should have), but don't you think an extra year of college ball could help a lot of players?
The issue, for me, is not that college won't help. It will.
But will another option, the NBA, help even more?
At the start of the 2014-2015 season, which is more likely to produce a better Marcus Smart: a year of college or a year of the NBA?
If he doesn't fit well with the team that gets him, maybe it's college. It's not clean-cut, that's for sure.
For him, I'm guessing the NBA, so I'm wondering what force is keeping him in college that can oppose the allure of money now and better competition on a larger stage.