Scott to remain in draft

Senior forward opts not to apply for 5th-year of eligibility in 2011-12.

The following is a release courtesy Notre Dame athletics:

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame forward Carleton Scott (San Antonio, Texas) has decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and will remain in this year's National Basketball Association draft.

Scott, who played three seasons (2008-11) with the Irish, had one year of eligibility remaining after sitting out his freshman season in 2007-08. He will graduate this month from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in history and computer applications.

He helped lead the Irish to a 27-7 record and 14-4 ledger in BIG EAST play in 2010-11 as one of four captains. The 27 wins were the most ever in the modern era for a Notre Dame basketball team, while the 14-4 conference mark matched the best single-season record since joining the BIG EAST in 1995-96.

Scott was Notre Dame's third-leading scorer this past season with a career-high 11.2 points per game and topped the squad with a personal-best 7.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots. He started 29 of the 30 contests he played in and reached double figures in 20 contests, grabbed 10-plus rebounds in 11 contests and registered seven double-doubles.

He scored a career-high 23 points in Notre Dame's win over Gonzaga on Dec. 11, 2010 and grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds on four occasions. He was named to the all-tournament team at the Old Spice Classic after helping the Irish to the team title in November.

In 84 career outings (38 starts), he scored 557 points for a 6.6 career points per game average, grabbed 403 rebounds (4.8 per game) and blocked a season-high 57 shots.

Note: Irish Eyes will have more on Scott's decision Monday evening following the senior's scheduled press conference with head coach Mike Brey.


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