|DraftExpress: Huge win for Milton over Oak Hill. Shannon Scott & Dai-Jon Parker were great. Excellent first day at the #HoopHall. Back tomorrow for more.|
|DraftExpress: Me and Joe are loving him. Tearing poor Quinn Cook to shreds. Great get for Matta. RT @MattKamalsky What do you think of Shannon Scott?|
|DraftExpress: Shannon Scott is carrying Milton on his back so far. Has 12 of his team's 25 points. Up 16 on Oak Hill early. Taking ball strong to rack.|
|Shannon Scott comes as advertised. Pure PG. Great pace, unselfish, can play p'n'r, gets to rim. Streaky J. Defends. Great college player.|
|Very solid. D-Collison-esqe. Runs team, gets teammates involved. Smart. Great pickup for OSU. RT @fmorris_3: How's Shannon Scott look today?|
Ohio State, Sophomore
H: 6' 2"|
W: 175 lbs
|Rank 24 in NCAA Sophomores |
High School: Milton
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
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|HoopHall Classic Scouting Reports: Elite Prospects (Part Two)|
January 22, 2011
One of the most impressive players we saw this weekend, especially relative to his modest class rankings, Shannon Scott (#38 Scout, #65 Rivals, #43 ESPN) is an extremely mature floor general with a great feel for the game.
Standing 6-2 with very good length and a solid frame, Scott has all the athleticism and physical tools he needs, especially given his crafty, aggressive style of play. He has a very calm court demeanor, rarely changing his expression, never complaining to officials, and bringing a very business-like approach to running his team's offense.
As a point guard, Scott didn't show much in terms of shot creation for others here, being forced into more of a scoring role on this team where the passing is pretty evenly distributed across the roster. His point guard instincts are one of his biggest strengths according to recruiting analysts and based on the little we've previously seen of him in AAU, but here he showed the ability to adjust his game based on his team's needs, looking extremely comfortable in a different role.
Looking nearly unstoppable attacking the basket at this event, Scott can take his man equally well going left and right, has no problems switching hands with the ball in the lane, can finish with both power and finesse, and shows excellent creativity in the lane. He scored on a variety of lay-ups, finger rolls, reverses, and by getting to the free-throw line, hitting on 7-of-11 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. His instincts scoring the ball are outstanding, and he rarely forced his attempts despite attacking so frequently.
Scott also mixed in some mid-range jumpers, looking comfortable pulling up from 15-18 feet while showing solid form both from the line and the field. He didn't attempt any three-point shots and improving his range and reliability from the perimeter are probably the biggest things he can work on as a player going forward.
Defensively, he shows good hands and ability in both isolation and team defense, though his effort level fell off as the game went on, with him coasting through plays and even giving up at times later in the game. His team won the game against one of the top-ranked teams in the country largely behind his offensive efforts, so it's tough to criticize him too much for conserving energy on defense, but this will be something to watch more closely at the next level.
Looking forward, Scott appears to be clearly underrated by the recruiting services based on what we've seen from him in both AAU and at the high school level, and should be an instant impact player for Ohio State next season. His ability to excel both as a floor general and scorer combined with his physical tools makes him a very intriguing prospect long term, especially if his perimeter shooting can catch up with the rest of his game.
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