Upstate Prospect Has Division One Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a look at the individual game of a prospect from upstate New York who is hoping to land some scholarship offers after the July evaluation period ...

Jerel Scott, a 6-foot-4, 172-pound combo guard from Bishop Mcginn High School in Albany, New York, is a player to watch over the next month, the July evaluation period.

Over the next several weeks, he'll compete for Jim Hart's Albany City Rocks AAU program in some of the top tournaments, including some events that we'll personally cover.

Scott recently made an impression in last weekend's Rumble in the Bronx, an event held on the campuses of Manhattan and Fordham.

HIS PERFORMANCE AT THE RUMBLE IN THE BRONX:

Jerel produced 12 points in a 60-59 quarterfinal loss to the New York Panthers, a game the Rocks led most of the way until late in the game. Jerel buried two three-pointers and another long range shot to show his game can damage any type of defense.

WHAT JIM HART SAYS ABOUT JEREL SCOTT'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

"He is a profilic scorer. He doesn't have any weakness. He can score from anywhere on the court."

And Scott proved that Hart was accurate about his thoughts on Jerel's individual game.

MORE OF JIM HART'S THOUGHTS ON JEREL SCOTT'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

He's athletic and has grown five to six inches over the past year or so. There really isn't a weakness in his game. He plays defense, blocks shots, rebounds, and has a good handle. He can also shoot it. He works very hard. He can play and help you win a game in so many areas. And he's a great kid.

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST:

Fairfield, Massachusetts, St. Peter's.


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