SOAZ Profile. Scott Lackey

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Scott Lackey          

Mountain View Lions

By JustDad

Mountain View's senior point guard Scott Lackey at 5'10" and 145 lbs doesn't posses the physical stature you would generally associate with a player who dominates the flow of the game whenever he takes the floor...yet that what does night in and night out.

Last year Scott averaged 19 points 4 assists and was named to the coaches and media 1st team all city. Success is not a recent occurrence for Scott as a 3-year varsity starter he has gotten better each year.

After barely missing the state play-offs last year (17-12) Scott believes this year's team will make the tournament and sees the main competition in the Southern Region coming from Salpointe and Sahuaro.

The Lions hope to use a fast paced game to neutralize the opposition's height advantage. Primarily an outside shooting team the Lions will need production from Jeff Mundell, Josh Avenetti, Bobby Craig, and Bobby Felix to beat the better 5A teams.

Most teams focus on stopping Scott because of his ability to penetrate and finish or dish to an open teammate. Scott uses these skills to get his teammates involved in the scoring early on in most games and that makes Scott even more dangerous late in the game when he is open to knock down the long ball.

It is important for Scott to be on the floor to run the offense and he generally draws an easier defensive assignment to conserve energy – but Scott is determine to improve that area of his game this year.

An excellent student with a 3.3 GPA Scott will probably play Junior College ball next year somewhere in Arizona, Southern Colorado, or Western New Mexico.

You can see Scott and Lions play at the "Just Hoops" tournament at Gilbert High School the first part of July.....he is easy to find – just watch the guy slicing through the defense like a hot knife goes through butter.


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