Durand Scott

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Durand Scott
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Scott playing for the Miami Hurricanes in 2011.
No. 2 – EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Position Shooting guard
League Basketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1990-02-22) February 22, 1990 (age 28)
New York City, New York
Nationality Jamaican / American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school Rice (New York City, New York)
College Miami (Florida) (2009–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2014 Obradoiro CAB
2014–2015 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2015–2016 Brindisi
2016 Vaqueros de Bayamón
2016–2017 Brindisi
2017–2018 Memphis Hustle
2018–present Oldenburg
Career highlights and awards

Durand Christopher Scott (born February 22, 1990) is a Jamaican-American professional basketball player for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the Basketball Bundesliga. Born in New York City, Scott played for Rice High School, before enrolling in the University of Miami in 2009. In 2013, he won the ACC tournament with the Hurricanes, and he was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Following his graduation he has played professionally in Spain and Israel. Internationally he has represented Jamaica in the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship.

High school career[edit]

The Bronx native attended Rice High School where he was a teammate of Kemba Walker until the latter left for college. He was crucial in their state championship earned in 2009, including a good performance in the semifinal against a Lance Stephenson led Lincoln won 77-50. For his efforts, he was selected as the Daily News City Player of the Year,[1][2] and was selected to the Jordan Brand Classic.[3] During that time, he also played AAU basketball for the Gauchos.[4]

College career[edit]

He passed up offers from Memphis, West Virginia and UConn to join the Miami (Florida) and play in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) of the NCAA Division I.[5]

In his freshman year, Scott played in all 33 games (28 starts) while averaging 10.3 points, 4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and a team-high 1.2 steals per game. He made the ACC All-Rookie team and the ACC All-Tournament First Team.[5]

In his sophomore year, he started in all but one of the 36 games he played in, averaging 13.6 points (second-best on team), 4.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and a 1.2 steals (best) in 32.8 minutes (most) per game.[5]

In his junior year, he played 33.2 minutes per game (6th most in ACC), posting 12.9 (ACC 14th, team best), 3.1 assists (ACC 7th), 5.4 rebounds (team second best) and 1 steal. He was an All-ACC Honorable Mention.[5]

He scored a career-high 32 points versus NC State in the 2013 ACC Tournament semi-finals.[6] In his senior year, had 13.1 points and 4 rebounds. He was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year and selected to the ACC All-Tournament First Team as Miami won the Tournament.[5]

At the end of his college career, he averaged 12.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 32.1 minutes in 132 total games played. He was first in Miami history for games started and minutes played (125 and 4,238 respectively), 8th in points scored (1,650), 5th in assists (404) and 7th in steals (166).[5]

Professional career[edit]

After his college career, Scott attended the Portsmouth Invitational, where he was an all-tournament selection. He also worked out with a number of NBA teams,[4][2] but went undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft. Scott then joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[7]

In August 2013, Scott signed with Blu:sens Monbús of the Spanish Liga ACB for the 2013–14 season.[8] He registered 4.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game during the season.[9]

Scott signed with Israeli side Hapoel Tel Aviv for the 2014–15 season, he finished the season with 15.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 31 Israeli League games as Hapoel reached the playoffs.[10]

In July 2015, Scott signed with Italian Serie A side Enel Brindisi for one year.[10] The same month, he was announced as part of the Milwaukee Bucks roster for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[11] On July 22, 2016, he re-signed with Brindisi for one more season.[12]

On July 15, 2017, Scott signed with Italian club Auxilium Torino for the 2017–18 season.[13] On August 20, 2017, it was announced that the player won’t play with the team for personal reasons.[14] On October 5, 2017, he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.[15] On October 14, 2017, he was waived by the Grizzlies.[16] On March 29, 2018, EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the Basketball Bundesliga was reported to have signed Scott for the rest of 2017–18 season.[17]

International career[edit]

Scott has played for the Jamaican national team. He participated in the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, posting 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists in around 28 minutes per game.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The best of the Big Apple: News hands out more high school honors". Daily News (New York). 12 May 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Hotchkiss, Wheat (17 June 2013). "Scott Drawing Inspiration from Former Rival Stephenson". Indiana Pacers. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Lelinwalla, Mark (19 April 2009). "Ex-Rice mates cook up victory". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Braziller, Zach (23 June 2013). "Scott final Rice HS product with shot at NBA". New York Post. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "#1 Durand Scott". Miami Hurricanes. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Milian, Jorge (March 16, 2013). "Durand Scott's career-high 32 points lift Miami past N.C. State 81-71, into ACC title game". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved January 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Spurs Announce 2013 Las Vegas Summer League Roster". San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "El Blusens Monbus ficha a Durand Scott" [Blusens Monbus signs Durand Scott]. Liga ACB (in Spanish). Santiago: Obradoiro CAB. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2015 – via Liga ACB. 
  9. ^ "Historial estadístico - Scott, Durand" [Statistical history - Scott, Durand]. Liga ACB (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Brindisi adds forward Scott". Eurocup Basketball. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Bucks announce 2015 summer league roster". Milwaukee Bucks. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Durand Scott re-signs with Enel Brindisi". Sportando.com. July 22, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Durand Scott signs with Torino". Sportando.com. July 15, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Durand Scott won't play with Fiat Torino next season for personal reasons". Sportando.com. August 20, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Durand Scott". NBA.com. October 5, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Grizzlies waive Durand Scott". NBA.com. October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Durand Scott signs with EWE Baskets Oldenburg The deal is for the rest of the season". Sportando.basketball. March 29, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2018. 
  18. ^ "10 - Durand Christopher Scott". FIBA. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 

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