Scott, ranked No. 33 in the Class of 2011, is the son of a former North Carolina Tar Heel standout, Charlie Scott. For many, the thought of him playing outside the ACC might have been difficult to fathom. "People definitely thought I'd play in the ACC because of him," Scott said.
Instead, the Alpharetta (Gal.) Milton point guard checked his options and grew most comfortable with Thad Matta's national power. "It was the atmosphere of the school and other than basketball I'd like to be there. Watching the team play helps a lot. Plus, it'll be real easy for me to fit in there."
Scott left open the possibility of some of his traveling teammates of joining him. Algie Key and Julian Royal are highly regarded members of the Class of 2011 and heck, it's not like Ohio State is against multiple players from the same squad. Jared Sullinger, Aaron Craft, Jordan Sibert and J.D. Weatherspoon formed the nucleus of Scout.com's second-ranked 2010 class.