Recruiting on the South Plains | 2013 PG/SG Cory Scott Commits to Texas Tech

The original caption for this is fantastic: Steven Johnson of Wests is tackled by Cory du Cart of Wainuiomata during the Wellington club rugby match between Wests Roosters and Wainuiomata at Ian Galloway Park. - Hagen Hopkins

Copperas Cove two sport athlete Cory Scott has committed to head coach Tubby Smith and Texas Tech.

PLAYER: Cory Scott

HEIGHT: 6'2"
HIGH SCHOOL: Copperas Cove (Copperas Cove, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout N/A | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports N/A
VTM PROFILE DATE: May 31, 2013

OFFERS | From what I can tell, it was just Texas Tech and SFA that offered Scott.

STATS | The Killeen Daily Herald article linked below says that Scott averaged 24.3 points a game this year. MaxPreps had more complete stats for his junior year where he averaged 17.8 PPG, 3.2 APG and 3.2 RPG.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | The Killeen Daily Herald spoke to Scott who is excited about playing for head coach Tubby Smith:

"I loved everything about it," said Scott, who traveled to Lubbock on Wednesday to sign his financial aid paperwork. I love the gym, their coaching staff, and coach Smith, to me, is a hall-of-fame coach. He is a great coach, who has sent a lot of players to the NBA. … They just have a great program there right now, and I couldn’t be happier."

SCOUTING REPORT | When I first stumbled on Scott he was just recently crowned the 5A Texas state championship in the high jump, clearing 7'0" and had announced on his Twitter that he had committed to Texas Tech. That wasn't entirely accurate, but what did happen is that he ended up traveling to Lubbock, taking a visit, was given an offer and then committed on Wednesday.

In watching the video, which is a bit tedious because it is just game video and not highlights, you can see that Scott is a really good athlete, which is a given considering his pedigree. I don't think that he has great handles. He's competent, but I don't think that he's close to being ready to handle the point guard spot as a true freshman. He's a bit shaky and could make better decisions. Still, though, you can work on those decision-making skills.

There is a point in the virst video against Waco Midway at the 4:25 mark where you can really see Scott's athleticism. He grabs a steal and takes it in for a dunk in the blink of an eye. Then there is another point in the video against Redemption Christian where he takes the ball on a fast break and dunks it on someone's pumpkin head at the 1:20 mark. That's something that you can't teach, that sort of athleticism.

I can't quite figure out Scott's shot as there seems to be a hitch in it or maybe there is something odd about the delivery. Either way, Scott isn't a bad shooter as he made 41% of his three-point shots and 46% of his shots inside the arc as a junior. You would think that some of those shots would be a bit better for his senior year.

Cory, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2013 Class | I think this might be it for the year. There might be a surprise later in the summer, but it wouldn't surprise me if head coach Tubby Smith saved the scholarship for next year where he would then have six scholarships (or so) available (one additional spot from this year, Jaye Crockett, Daylen Robinson, Kader Tapsoba, Dejan Kravic, and Jamal Williams).

Player Position Ht/Wt School VTM Profile
Robert Turner PG 6-1/175 New Mexico JC (Hobbes, NM) April 27, 2013
Cory Scott PG/SG 6-2/--- Copperas Cove (Copperas Cove, TX) May 31, 2013
Alex Foster PF 6-8/215 Seton Academy (Chicago, IL) May 16, 2013
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