Scott Focused On Upcoming Season

Despite heavy interest from across the country, Durand Scott isn't focused on the recruiting process. The rising junior instead is prepping for his upcoming high school season.

The New York Gauchos were arguably the most dominant team on the AAU circuit this summer. They made it to the championship game at the Nike Memorial Day Classic and won the Cactus Classic, the Peach Jam and the Main Event.

Known for stellar guard play, the Gauchos used four guards to push the tempo and force defensive pressure in their full court press. Rising junior Durand Scott was among their star guards and he attributed familiarity to their success.

"We are all like brothers, so we think alike on the court and I think that's one of the reasons why our team won so many championships," Scott said.

"It was a good summer, we won a lot of championships and I learned a lot of good stuff this year," he continued. "Recruiting is going well too so I can't argue about the summer."

Although Scott was adamant that his recruitment is still wide open, he did mention a handful of schools that have been recruiting him. St. Johns, West Virginia, Miami, Pittsburgh, Xavier, Arizona, Louisville and Georgetown were all mentioned.

"[Recruiting's] going well," Scott said. "I've been getting a lot of offers and a bunch of schools have come up to see me at my school. It's going good, but I'm not really trying to look into it right now, I'm going to wait until next year."

Despite the early interest, the New York (N.Y.) Rice standout isn't in a hurry to make a decision. His plan is to get ready for the upcoming season and start examining schools next year.

"I've been talking with coaches a lot, but this year I'm just trying to stay focused on basketball and winning a championship. Next year I'll look more into college and see what I'm looking at and the environment of the school and where it's located."

The 6-foot-4, 175-pound wing is a four star prospects and ranked No. 50 overall in the 2009 class.


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