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Former Johnson High School basketball star ROOSEVELT SCOTT is on the 2014-15 men’s basketball roster at Arizona State University.

The 6’-4” Scott, who last year averaged 17.5 points per game for Indian Hills Community College, led his team to a second-place finish in the NJCAA Division I national tournament and a 33-4 record. He was also named to the all-tournament honors

While at Johnson, Scott teamed with ESTAN TYLER, now at the University of North Dakota after two years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; MAXIE ROSENBLOOM, who just finished an outstanding career at Bemidji State; current Missouri State University guard MARCUS MARSHALL, JORDAN PLUFF, XAVIER HENRY, DANTE WARLICK, DEMITRI CONWELL, ANTHONY LEE, CHRIS SMITH-BOND, XAVIER BLACK and PRINCE WILLIAMS to lead the Governors to the Class 3A state championship in 2010.

Scott did not take an easy path to ASU.

When Johnson was completing yet another state tournament appearance in 2009 (they took third that year), Scott was earning his way as sophomore standout on the junior varsity. Though talented enough to play varsity, Head Coach VERN SIMMONS chose to keep him back to work on his academics and maturity.

It paid off!

The next year Scott became an immediate star on what many say is one of the greatest boys’ basketball teams in state history.

His freethrows with four seconds left secured a victory over Grand Rapids for the 2010 state title. He, Tyler and Marshall led favorite Johnson back to the tournament the following year, only to lose to New Prague in the first round.

Still, Scott had an outstanding senior year and played briefly at the College of Central Florida before landing at Indian Hills.

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Roosevelt Scott, signing a national letter of intent with Arizona State University. (Photo from indianhillsathletics.com)

Career overview

The 6’4” guard/forward is a very good perimeter defender with long arms and lateral quickness. He received praise from Indian Hills Community College Coach BARRET PEERY for his athleticism, slashing ability, and fantastic defense.

 

Indian Hills Community College (2012-14)

Scott played for the College of Central Florida for a semester before making the move to Indian Hills Community College. At IHCC, Scott played in 35 games, averaging 17.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. He shot 51.9 percent from field goal range and 73.3 percent from the free throw line.

Scott was IHCC’s leading scorer and led the team to a 34-3 record and a second-place finish in the NJCAA Division I national tournament. Averaging 22.5 points in four games in the tournament, he was named to the all-tournament team.

He led IHCC in field goals (202), field goal attempts (389), free throws (153) and free throw attempts (205). Scott earned first-team All-Region 11 honors.

 

High School

Scott averaged 16.9 points per game as a senior and won a Minnesota Class 3A state title as a junior.

 

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