More than anything, it’s Scott’s multi-dimensional game that has some enamored with him. Already armed with a reliable outside jumper and an array of moves with his back to the basket, the 6-8 Scott has spent the weeks leading up to the draft improving his perimeter game
, working out with guards like Syracuse’s Dion Waiters, Xavier’s Tu Holloway, Georgetown’s Hollis Thompson and Villanova’s Maalik Wayns in Las Vegas earlier this spring.
He also had to watch as NBA teams “poked and probed and stretched” the surgically repaired ankle that cost him most of the 2010-11 season during the pre-draft combine in Chicago last month. All the X-rays and MRIs showed no issues, so Scott will be able to watch the draft with his family and friends in his home town of Chesapeake, Va. without any health-related concerns.
As for what sort of player his new team will be getting, Scott made it clear his prolific senior season, and strong pre-draft showing, are only the start of an impact career at the professional level.
“Guarding players smaller and quicker than me, that’s what I need to continue to do,” Scott said. “But I honestly think my bread and butter is at the four [power forward] and I can just do some three [small forward] stuff. I’ll be a mismatch.”