Big East Recruit Ready For Big Game On Sunday

Reporter Mike Sullivan outlines the upcoming big game at Fordham University this weekend as Rice High School prepares to battle Christ The King High School in the final of the CHSAA "AA" championship ...

Durand Scott has always been a player that thrived on competing in the big games whether it was for his high school team, Rice, or the nationally recognized AAU basketball program, the New York City Gauchos.

Scott, a gritty, mentally tough 6-foot-4 combo guard, has developed into a player that can handle a few positions. His leadership is heavily counted on too for Rice. Because of these reasons, he had several scholarship offers on the table before committing to Miami of Florida.

Durand's skills will be tested against a talented Royals program from Middle Village, New York. CTK has senior leadership from Sean Johnson, the combo guard who can produce points from any spot on the floor.

The game is scheduled to start around 3:15 p.m. inside the Rose Hill gym on the campus of Fordham University in the Bronx, New York.

These are the games Scott loves to play in. We'll have a report on this game Sunday evening right here on this website.


Durand was terrific during the July evaluation period. He helped the Gauchos win many key games while competing in Orlando at the Wide World of Sports complex.

"I have a natural confidence," said Scott. "I think coming from New York City helps you be tougher mentally."

It's because of this mental toughness that he was flooded with scholarship offers. But Scott realizes the role of leadership is extremely important too.

"I'm a positive guy," he said. "When something doesn't work out or we're having some trouble in the game, I want to stay positive."

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