Devon Scott commits to Dayton

9 Nov

When the Scott family sat down after Columbus Northland’s Division I State Runners-Up season last March they decided that they wanted to make a college decision before the start of their son, Devon Scott a 6’9 PF/C and one of the top ranked players in Ohio, senior season. They thought that they had accomplished that in June when Devon gave a verbal commitment to the University of Cincinnati; but that decision turned out not to be in the best interest of either party and the family re-opened Devon’s recruitment in late September. Since then there has been an outpour of interest in Scott from schools from the MAC, Atlantic 10, Big East, SEC, and the Big 10. Devon considered several schools before choosing the University of Dayton over Ohio University.

Scott will join fellow 6’9 PF/C Jalen Robinson, a Columbus Northland and All-Ohio Red teammate of his, in a Dayton recruiting class that is being considered among the best in the Atlantic 10. Scott’s father mentioned the relationship and recruiting efforts of Dayton’s new head Coach Archie Miller as one of the main reasons for Devon’s commitment. “They are interested in helping Devon accomplish his ultimate goal, which is to play professionally, and I know that they will do whatever is in their power to help him reach that goal,” Sean Scott said. “Dayton has always been in our top five and Devon has been eager to finish out the process. Last night he decided that he was most passionate about attending Dayton and he made the call early this morning.”

Although the fall signing period for Division I schools starts today Scott will wait until later the week, probably Friday to sign his National Letter of Intent.

An athletic and intense defensive specialist Scott should be a valued asset for Coach Miller early on; and has always combined with Robinson to form a dangerous 1-2 punch, as Robinson is more of a low block scorer (with Scott there to power dunk in any misses).

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