Junior College prospect Jaquan Scott has recently seen a surge in his recruitment. Scott (6-foot-8, 210 pounds) has received offers from Cincinnati, Houston, Mississippi State, New Mexico State, NC State, South Florida, Texas A&M, TCU, Tulsa, West Virginia and Wichita State just in the last 10 days. Despite this, Scott is staying humble and just trying to enjoy his recruitment.
Scott is a power forward out of the Dallas area. WV Sports Now spoke with Scott about his early recruitment process with West Virginia.
“The offers coming in just show me that working hard always pays off,” Scott told WV Sports Now. “I’m blessed to be in the position that I am in. It was a wonderful feeling. I grew up watching some of the schools that offered me so it’s a great feeling.”
Over the past week, West Virginia’s coaching staff has extended a wave of offers out to many talented recruits around the country. As usual, the staff shows interest in Junior College prospects. Scott is entering his second season at Salt Lake CC in Utah and knows what JUCO ball is all about.
“Coach [Larry] Harrison reached out. My versatility and motor really stood out to [West Virginia], also my ability to guard position 1-to-5,” he said.
As a freshman, Scott averaged 8.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 29 games as the Bruins reached the NJCAA Division-I National Championship game. Scott scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting in that game.
“I can create my own shot and take [my opponents] off the dribble and I have a face-up, back to the basket game,” Scott said. “I’m very versatile and I’m only getting better. I bring energy, scoring, rebounding and many other attributes to the table.”
This upcoming season Scott does have some things he wants to work on before making the jump to Division-I basketball
“I’m trying to become better at shooting and passing,” he said.
Player Evaluation: Jaquan Scott uses his athleticism to his advantage. This helps Scott play well in transition and to create his own shot. Scott uses his 6-foot-8 frame to get down low but don’t underestimate what he can do on the perimeter. Scott can space the floor well when not in the paint.
WV Sports Now will keep up to date with the latest recruiting and transfer portal news during the offseason.