Scott pledges to Sun Devils

There is no denying the versatility in Roosevelt Scott's game, but his recruiting thought process was ultimately in sharp contrast to his skill set. The Indian Hills-Ottumwa (Iowa) Junior College standout was only focused on ASU despite not visiting Tempe as of yet. Shortly before the Sun Devils embarked on their China trip the talented wing delivered the coaching staff with the good news.

"This is the best day of my life," Scott declared. "I felt that it was time to commit and I was ready to do so. I haven't visited the school yet but I know they send players to the NBA like James Harden and they graduate their players. I remember watching Harden and he really inspired me. When he played there and you could tell it was a good team."

Arizona State's desire for a higher tempo pace was another aspect that guided Scott's decision.

"They get up and down the court and that is what I do," said the 6-4 185 Roosevelt Scott. "They play a lot of press defense which I love to do. I'm someone who can get to the rim but also step out and make the jumper. Everything they do fits my game."

Scott, who was first team All-State coming out of St. Paul (Minn.) Johnson Senior High School, played at Central Florida for half a year during the 2012 season and then transferred to Indian Hills-Ottumwa. Even though he hadn't played a minute yet for the Warriors, Head Coach Barrett Peery is very excited to have him join his squad.

"He's an ultra high energy athlete," Peery said. "He can drive the ball and finish through contact. Very capable catch and shoot three-point shooter. He can play multiple positions at both ends of the floor. He brings effort all the time to the floor. That's something you will hear about his constantly.

"His personality and character is very good. People gravitate towards him. He has good energy on and off the floor."

Peery said that Nebraska and Minnesota were also pursuing Scott, but that for the entire process the wing was the most excited about Arizona State.

"With my connections with Coach Johnson and Coach Sendek we all knew that this (ASU) was going to be a real good fit for him," Peery stated. "I wasn't surprised he committed there without visiting first. He really wanted to go to that part of the country, and because we are very close he felt comfortable with everything I told him about Arizona State. I obviously think this is a very good fit for him too.

"There was definitely some urgency to make this decision before they left for China."

Scott will have two years of eligibility remaining once he arrives in Tempe.

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