Saturday, May 13, 2017

Scott Chooses Texas State

After a long and arduous recruiting process, Quentin Scott chose Texas State over a handful of Division-I suitors.
Scott, out of Louisiana, recently wrapped up a post-graduate season at The Conrad Academy (FL).  The 6-foot-6 guard/forward established himself as a go-to source known for a prodigious vertical and electric finishing ability.

Hailing from a basketball family, Scott averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two blocks as a senior at Ellender High (La.). With budding interest yet not enough offers, Scott elected to go the prep route to maximize his potential.

Playing under his father, 2016 Courier All-Region Coach of the Year Cornell Scott, Scott helped guide the team to a 26-8 record and a berth in the Class 4A quarterfinal. In his post graduate year, Scott increased his strength and developed guard instincts, adjusting to the position he’ll play at the ensuing level.

 Scott’s vaunted above-the-rim game, along with his steadily improved shooting from beyond the arc, attracted programs such as Nicholls State, South Florida, Stephen F. Austin, and a barrage of others as a late-blooming recruit.

Scott transferred to Conrad mid-way through the year from TAAG Academy in Tampa. Playing everything from the three to point forward, Scott kick-started his memorable stay at Conrad with a 37-poiint outburst, en route to a thorough slaying of Three Kings Academy in the Montverde Academy tournament.

Scott authored a 31-point game during a knot-tight 68-62 win over Game on The Rise Academy in February, enforcing a diversified scoring acumen throughout.

 After playing out of position and being utilized more as a 3-4, Scott instantly acclimatized to a guard-geared role at Conrad. His arrival time could not have been more opportune, as TCA had just lost two top scorers. Head coach Brad Traina said the shift allowed Scott to rapidly evolve as the team’s focal point, a multi-faceted piece with a knack for attacking.