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."
"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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