St. Mary's PG Elevating Recruiting Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan discusses the progress of Scott Machado's game ...

Before last season began, then St. Mary's head coach Robert Jones said he needed Scott Machado to have a big year for his Gaels to have a successful season. Machado delivered for his head coach and St. Mary's had a tremendous season before losing a tough championship game to St. Dominic.

But the key was the progress of Machado's individual game from the lead guard position. Machado has continued the momentum in his game by playing with Team Takeover. He expects to compete the last part of July in Las Vegas.

"I like the challenge," Machado told us at the Joe Brown Memorial tournament held on the campus of Seton Hall University. "It's better to play against the best players."

Scott has looked solid this summer. He is keeping his recruiting options open. And he is uncertain now where he might finish his high school career at due to his family moving to North Carolina.

"Right now I don't know where I will be at because of my family moving," he said. "Hopefully I will know by the end of July."

Machado has been a player that has the ability to score from anywhere on the court. It's the decision making area that needs to be more consistent. But Scott is not unlike any lead guard who has good offensive skills. It's a learning process.

And Robert Jones is the coach who was patient and always stayed confident in Machado's ability to succeed on the next level as a lead guard. Scott has made significant improvements in his game. Now, the final two weeks of July will likely determine what level he will be seriously recruited at for a college scholarship.

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