Josh Doctson and Marcus Smart are two former Big 12 athletes that have since gone on to play at the professional level in two entirely different sports.
The former TCU wide receiver, however, once had his way over the former Oklahoma State basketball player and current point guard for the NBA’s Boston Celtics.
In a video posted by Mark Cohen, TCU’s associate athletic director for communications, Doctson was seen dunking on Smart in a basketball game when both Dallas-Fort Worth area natives were still in high school.
— Mark Cohen (@TCUCohen) May 15, 2018
You’re not seeing things. That actually happened.
Doctson, one of TCU’s all-time greatest wide receivers and now a member of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, grew up in nearby Mansfield, Texas — located approximately 20 miles southeast of Fort Worth — and attended Mansfield Legacy High School. He recorded a school record 2,785 receiving yards during his time as a Horned Frog and went on to be a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Smart was raised in Flower Mound — a suburb located 35 miles northeast of Fort Worth. He played high school basketball at Edward S. Marcus High School, where he won two state titles and was named an McDonald’s All-American. Smart went on to play at Oklahoma State from 2012-2014 after being recruited as one of the top prospects nationwide in the Class of 2012. He left Stillwater, Okla. after his sophomore season and was drafted No. 6 overall by Boston in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Boston faces the Cleveland Cavaliers in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night. The Celtics prevailed in game one by a score of 108-83, in which Smart was responsible for 9 points.
But until tip-off arrives, we can all sit in awe at Doctson’s epic dunk from long before he made a name for himself on the gridiron at TCU.