JUCO recruits Shammah Scott signs with Wichita State basketball


Shammah Scott, a 6-foot-2 level guard who performed final season at Northwest Florida State, signed to play at Wichita State on his official recruiting go to Tuesday.


The Wichita State males’s basketball group has discovered its backup level guard for the 2022-23 season within the present school nationwide champions.

Shammah Scott, a key 6-foot-2 reserve final season at Northwest Florida State, formally enrolled at Wichita State for the autumn semester to conclude his recruiting go to Wednesday and publicly introduced his dedication Friday.

Scott’s signing formally concludes a busy 2022 recruiting interval for WSU head coach Isaac Brown, who has added 9 new scholarship gamers and 4 new walk-ons to the roster. All that was lacking was a degree guard to spell out senior star Craig Porter. The Shockers really feel they’ve discovered an ideal slot in Scott, who involves Wichita with three years of eligibility remaining.

“I’ve an excellent feeling for individuals and I noticed that Isaac Brown was being trustworthy with me and I can belief him,” Scott advised The Eagle. β€œHe beloved how direct he was with me and the way he advised the reality, even when it was a solution I did not like. I actually appreciated that as a result of as I received older I noticed that it is a enterprise and coaches can typically inform you what you need to hear, however that is not what’s actually occurring. He stored it actual with me and I believe he may help me develop and grow to be the participant that I need to be.”

It additionally helped that Scott was already well-versed within the Wichita state program lengthy earlier than he arrived on his official go to Tuesday.

That is as a result of he performed final season at Northwest Florida State, which was coached by Greg Heiar, a former WSU assistant coach and now New Mexico State head coach, and former WSU participant Carl Corridor. The group additionally practiced at Koch Area in the course of the run as much as the NJCAA nationwide match in Hutchinson, which the Raiders finally gained.

β€œCoach Heiar at all times advised us tales all through the season about Fred VanVleet, Ron Baker, Carl Corridor and that Last 4 run,” Scott stated. “So he was positively conversant in the present.”

Shammah Scott gained a JUCO nationwide championship final season at Northwest Florida State. steve adelson Courtesy

In his freshman 12 months of school basketball, Scott needed to wait his flip behind a loaded backcourt for the northwestern state of Florida. which included a trio of guards in Deshawndre Washington (New Mexico State), Tre Clark (Duquesne) and Brennan Rigsby (Oregon). Scott averaged 6.8 factors and 1.4 assists in lower than 16 minutes per sport, taking pictures 51.9% from the sector and 47.5% on 59 3-pointers.

After being a star participant for Shaker Heights throughout his senior 12 months of highschool in his hometown of Cleveland, Scott stated the expertise of changing into a task participant on a successful group was useful.

β€œI needed to sacrifice for the very best of the group as a result of we had numerous actually good sophomores and I believe that helped me work on different components of my sport,” Scott stated. β€œI actually centered on defending as arduous as I might. I beloved doing all of the little issues and that is what I can say about enjoying for Greg Heiar: It positively pushed me to grow to be a a lot tougher employee.”

Scott was initially regarded as a recruit from the category of 2023, however he certified for the category of 2022 this summer time and turned heads together with his play earlier this month on the JA48 Showcase in Las Vegas, which is a solo occasion. by invitation for juco gamers to achieve publicity.

That is the place he was found by WSU assistant coach Butch Pierre, who supplied him a scholarship after the primary day. The subsequent day, Scott was on the cellphone with Brown and the reference to WSU continued to develop from there.

He had the choice to return to the junior school degree if he did not like his choices, however Scott stated WSU’s supply was too good to move up. She stated that she additionally obtained curiosity from North Texas, Akron, Kent State and Cleveland State, amongst others.

β€œI simply needed to discover a good successful present and discover a present that had a household ambiance and Wichita State positively has that,” Scott stated. “I do know I can belief the workers and that is at all times an excellent feeling.”

Though the timing of his go to didn’t enable him to attend an AfterShocks sport at Koch Area, Scott was impressed by the ambiance on the present and in the neighborhood.

His go to to Doo-Dah Diner for breakfast on Wednesday was a specific spotlight.

β€œI used to be very impressed with how the group seems like one large household,” Scott stated. β€œI actually preferred going to the Doo-Dah Diner and everybody there was having an excellent time and so they had Wichita State indicators everywhere in the partitions. (Co-owner Timirie Shibley) sat down and talked with us and actually, she appeared like simply one other mother away from residence. I beloved being on the market.”

Scholarship prospects for the Wichita State males’s basketball group for the following three seasons. taylor eldridge The Wichita Eagle

With summer time college ending Friday and gamers despatched residence for a two-week break, Scott will not arrive in Wichita till the group reconvenes on Aug. 16. Though Scott will not get pleasure from working towards together with his WSU teammates over the summer time, he’ll nonetheless have virtually three months earlier than the beginning of the season to affix the fold.

The Shockers had choices as a backup level guard, however would have required a scoring level guard like Xavier Bell or Jaron Pierre Jr. to slip in to be the first ball handler. Scott, a pure level guard, was precisely the kind of participant the WSU teaching workers had in thoughts for his thirteenth and last scholarship.

“I really like getting my teammates concerned, that is actually my favourite a part of the sport,” Scott stated. β€œI really feel like I can shoot, I really like going out in transition, I can rebound and I discovered a terrific ardour this final 12 months in enjoying protection. I need to defend the very best guard on the opposite group and choose them up everywhere in the ground and simply tire them out. However transferring the ball and seeing my teammates win is what makes my day.”

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