Idaho men's basketball coach Don Verlin fortified the Vandals' backcourt by bringing in 6-foot-1 junior college transfer Antwan Scott, the Vandals' third signee for 2012-13. The junior-to-be averaged 15.9 points per game last year for Ranger College in Texas.
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Here's the full Idaho release on Scott's signing:
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho men’s basketball got a backcourt scoring boost with the signing of junior guard Antwan Scott to a National Letter of Intent on the first day of the spring signing period, head coach Don Verlin announced Wednesday.
Scott is a 6-1, 170-pound guard from Wylie, Texas, who joins the Vandals after two successful seasons at Ranger College and a strong prep career in the highly-competitive Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Scott led Ranger College to a 20-10 overall record and NJCAA Region 5 Quarterfinal appearance in 2011-12. He led the Rangers to a 9-3 record and North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference title – the first conference crown for the Rangers in 40 years. For his efforts, he was named First-Team All-NTJCAC and First-Team All-Region 5.
“Antwan is a winner who has proven he can be productive at every level he has played,” Verlin said. “He can play multiple positions in the backcourt and he shoots the ball very well.”
He ranked second in the NTJCAC with 15.9 points per game on 43.7 percent overall shooting and led the league with 69 made 3-pointers on 37.3 percent shooting. He added 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He also ranked fourth in the league with a 76.7 percent free throw percentage.
His freshman season in 2010-11, the Rangers went 11-16 and Scott led the team with 12.1 points per game on 46.9 percent overall shooting. He hit 33.8 percent of his 3-point attempts and added 2.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game.
“He comes from a well-coached junior college program that produces many good players,” Verlin said. “We’re very excited to have Antwan join the Vandal family.”
As a high school senior in 2010, Scott led Wylie HS with 21.8 points per game and was the second-leading scorer in Texas Class 5A in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and was named Offensive Most Valuable Player of 5A District 8. He led Wylie HS to a 19-11 record and berth in the Texas 5A State Tournament. He was a Second-Team All-District 8 selection in 2009 as a junior.
Scott’s addition will help offset the graduation of senior guards Landon Tatum and Deremy Geiger. Geiger tied for the team lead in scoring at 12.9 points per game and led the WAC and ranked 10th in the NCAA with a 43.9 percent 3-point field goal clip. Tatum led the team in assists for the second season in a row this year and added 7.4 points per game scoring.