"I just felt like it was a good fit for me," Scott told Scout.com. "I like the coaching staff and I like the style of play. I like the way they play."
Scott, a 6-foot, 180-pound guard, said he thought about committing a month ago, but held off to make sure it was the right fit.
"I've been thinking about it for the past month," he said. "I called them last month and told them that I was going to do, but I held off. I thought about it some more and I just went ahead and did it. I just thought it was about time."
According to Scott, Painter made him a priority early on and that definitely played a role in his college choice.
"Just the coaching staff and the way Painter has been committed to me and Jack Owens and just the style of play," Scott said when asked what stuck out the most about Purdue.
The sophomore is a strong, stocky guard that can play both guard spots. His ability to score is impressive, as he has deep range on his jump shot, but is also quite aggressive attacking the basket.
"When I'm at my best I'm bring scoring, rebounding, assists," Scott said. "I take over games when I'm at my best."
Scott, a standout at Fort Wayne (Ind.) Winthrop, is Purdue's first verbal commitment in the 2013 class.
Scott said his twin brother -- Brenton -- would make a separate decision and wasn't considering Purdue at this time.