Scott Sets Announcement; Breaks Down List

Durand Scott's recruitment has been full of twists and turns and he's almost ready to announce his decision. He's holding a press conference this week.

It's been a long recruitment for Durand Scott, and on Wednesday it will come to an end.

"We are going to have a press conference," Scott informed Scout.com Sunday afternoon.

"I'm really excited [about the announcement], so I don't have to worry about any of this during the season."

The 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard out of New York (N.Y.) Rice recently narrowed his list to three schools – Miami, Pittsburgh and Connecticut.

Miami has been in the mix for Scott since early in his recruitment. Scott said his trip to the school was a big bonus for them.

"With Miami I feel and see all of the right things," Scott said. "When I look at a school I try to look at all the positives and they've shown a lot of positives. As I took my visit I just felt more comfortable there and with the people there."

"They have Malcolm [Grant] down there and we are good friends," he said. "So it's not like I don't know anybody and I'll be a stranger there."

Pittsburgh's involvement with Scott picked up over the summer and he took an official visit to the school in late September. The Panthers have a lot of connections to New York city and that's one thing Scott recognized.

"I definitely like to win and I'm a person that will do anything to win," Scott said. "I'll sacrifice anything to win and [Pittsbugh is] definitely a program that gets it done. I think that's a program that I could produce in and help take to the next level."

"From Levance [Fields] to Ashton [Gibbs] to Travon [Woodall] to Nasir [Robinson] it's basically like playing back in New York with my friends, so I definitely feel comfortable there."

The third and final school on his list is Connecticut. Jim Calhoun's staff has spent a considerable amount of time recruiting the wing standout and one of the pluses for the Huskies is Kemba Walker's presence at UConn. With that said, Scott pointed out a number of other reasons why they are under consideration.

"They have good tradition and they have produced a lot of NBA players and they produce great people in general and it's a wonderful program," Scott said. "When I ask people about UConn everyone always has something good to say. It's never negative. They have all the right aspects over there."

Scott will be a major score in the early signing period for one of these three schools. Over the summer he established himself as a top 30 player and a possible McDonald's All-American.

Scott is ranked No. 27 overall by Scout.com and checks in at No. 7 at the shooting guard spot.


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