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 workforce 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 some extent 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 a very good feeling for folks and I spotted that Isaac Brown was being trustworthy with me and I can belief him,” Scott instructed The Eagle. β€œHe cherished how direct he was with me and the way he instructed the reality, even when it was a solution I did not like. I actually appreciated that as a result of as I acquired older I spotted that this can be a enterprise and coaches can generally inform you what you need to hear, however that is not what’s actually happening. He saved it actual with me and I feel he can assist me develop and change into 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 workforce additionally practiced at Koch Enviornment through the run as much as the NJCAA nationwide match in Hutchinson, which the Raiders finally gained.

β€œCoach Heiar at all times instructed us tales all through the season about Fred VanVleet, Ron Baker, Carl Corridor and that Ultimate 4 run,” Scott stated. “So he was undoubtedly accustomed to 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 recreation, capturing 51.9% from the sphere 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 turning into a job participant on a profitable workforce was useful.

β€œI needed to sacrifice for one of the best of the workforce as a result of we had a variety of actually good sophomores and I feel that helped me work on different elements of my recreation,” Scott stated. β€œI actually targeted on defending as exhausting as I may. I cherished doing all of the little issues and that is what I can say about enjoying for Greg Heiar: It undoubtedly pushed me to change into a a lot tougher employee.”

Scott was initially considered a recruit from the category of 2023, however he certified for the category of 2022 this summer season 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 telephone with Brown and the reference to WSU continued to develop from there.

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

β€œI simply wished to discover a good, profitable program and discover a program that had a family-friendly environment and Wichita State undoubtedly has that,” Scott stated. “I do know I can belief the workers and that is at all times a very good feeling.”

Though the timing of his go to didn’t permit him to attend an AfterShocks recreation at Koch Enviornment, Scott was impressed by the environment 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 a very good time and so they had Wichita State indicators all around the partitions. (Co-owner Timirie Shibley) sat down and talked with us and actually, she appeared like simply one other mother away from dwelling. I cherished being on the market.”

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

With summer season college ending Friday and the gamers despatched dwelling for a two-week break, Scott will not arrive in Wichita till the workforce reconvenes Aug. 16. Though Scott will not benefit from working towards together with his WSU teammates over the summer season, he’ll nonetheless have nearly 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 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 like going out in transition, I can rebound and I discovered an incredible ardour this final 12 months in enjoying protection. I need to shield one of the best guard on the opposite workforce and decide them up all around the flooring and simply tire them out. However shifting the ball and seeing my teammates win is what makes my day.”

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