Hartsville's Jordan Scott Talks Recruiting

Currently 2010 Hartsville SG/PG Jordan Scott has created a nice buzz for himself on the recruiting map but he's looking to kick it up a few notches to garner more exposure. Inside he talks recruiting and what schools he's most interested in at this point. Top flight coverage of one of the state's best hoops prospects in the 2010 class...only at SCPrepNation.com!

Last season was sort of a coming out party for Hartsville SG/PG Jordan Scott. A class of 2010 prospect, Scott received a number of accolades and awards. SCPrepNation.com caught up with Scott for an update on his recruitment and to see how the AAU season is going currently for him.

At 6'0 170 pounds he plays both guard positions for Hartsville and for his AAU squad, the South Carolina Ravens. Scott talked a little bit about how last season went from him with his high school team. "I averaged 18.2 points, 3 steals, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, and 1 block per game last year. We were 11-13 and I was named offensive MVP and to the all-region team."

Scott has set the bar high for his Hartsville team next season already. "Next year we want to win state, stay a first class organization (that's what my coach always says), and to become a better team all around." On a personal level he's also got some high marks he'd like to accomplish. "I'd like to make the all-state team and lead the state in scoring, three pointers, and steals. I'd also like to become an all-american."

Schools have been keeping a close eye on Scott's progress and he told us which schools have been involved in the process thus far. "I'm hearing from Wofford, Stanford, South Carolina, UNC-Wilmington, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Navy, Virginia Commonwealth, Winthrop, and Clemson." There are also some schools that Scott shared with us as ones he'd like to hear more from. "I'd like to hear more from Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Ohio State. Right now I'd have to say Wofford and UNC-Wilmington are recruiting me the hardest out of everybody."

The 2010 prospect also has a grasp of what his bread and butter is on the court currently and talked about those strengths. "My strengths are that I know how to close a tight game and get the win. I'm also a great shooter, I can get a lot of steals, and I'm a very good defender."

Scott is also humble enough to know that in order to get better you have to realize areas that need improvement as well. "I'm continuously working on my defense, getting rebounds, getting my teammates going first, learning how to be a leader, and becoming a better team player all-around."

So far on the travel circuit things have been pretty solid for Scott with the SC Ravens. "It has been great. We are winning a lot of games. I'm being exposed to the best ballers in the country and state." One of his teammates actually has been one of Jordan's toughest opponents on the hardwood ever he says. "Yeah DeAndre Hopkins is the toughest guy I've had to go up against.

Another area where Scott has put forth a concerted effort is in the weight room. His explosiveness has reached a new level and he says he's been displaying it on the travel circuit. It's something that he'll bring to the table next year at Hartsville. "I can dunk now. You will see a lot of that from me during the season."

While everyone dreams of playing in the professional ranks Jordan says he's able to look at the bigger picture when looking at colleges that are recruiting him. "I'll pick a school based on what I want to do with my career after college. Also if I get a sense about a school of that's where I want to be then I'll make the decision."

SCPrepNation.com will have more updates with Jordan Scott as he starts to heat up as one of the top backcourt prospects in the state for the 2010 class. Stay tuned.

Interesting Facts
-Asked what 2 teammates he'd choose to play with in a 3 on 3 tournament he chose Hartsville teammates Jared Marine and Eric "DJ" Joe.
-Jordan says that recent NBA draft selection O.J. Mayo is one of his favorite players.


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