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Will Scott
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Will Scott

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New York, N.Y.

High School:
Blair Academy

Last College:
Cornell University

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185

Position:
G

Birthdate:
02/24/1985

Experience:
2L


Junior Year:

  • Former walk-on who earned a scholarship for his senior year.
  • Buried a deep three-point at the buzzer to close the first half of the Cardinals' NCAA second round game against Oklahoma.
  • Started against Purdue and contributed a season-high 10 points, three rebounds and a career-best three steals.
  • Scored eight points vs. Hartford, hitting 2-of-3 three-pointers.
  • Ended both halves vs. BYU with a three-pointer.
  • Has applied for a Rhodes Scholarship.
  • Studied in China for nearly two weeks during the summer of 2008.
  • His brother Eric Scott is the Director of Basketball Operations at U of L. Eric was an assistant basketball coach for two years at Bellarmine University in Louisville and is a former U of L Basketball program assistant. His sister Kelly Scott is a junior on the University of Pennsylvania basketball team.
  • His father Norman was the team physician for the NBA New York Knicks when Pitino coached there and his mother Susan has been the team physician for the WNBA New York Liberty.

Sophomore Year:

  • Good long-range shooter with a quick release, hitting 25-of-63 three-point goals on the season (.397).
  • Scored six points vs. USF (2/10), his 11th game during his sophmore year with six or more points.
  • Connected on 86.7 percent (26-30) of his free throws. He hit his first 20 free throws of the season before missing against UMass.
  • Played well in the three-game NABC Classic off the bench, averaging 12.6 points and three rebounds while hitting 8-of-12 three-point goals.
  • Scored a career-high 19 points against Saint Joseph's.

Prior to Joining the Cardinals:

  • Transfer who played his freshman year at Cornell University in 2004-05. He sat out the 2005-06 season before playing with the Cardinals as a walk-on.
  • Averaged 4.3 points as a freshman at Cornell, connecting on 48.4 percent of his three-point attempts (31-of-64).
  • Scored a season-high 11 points off the bench at Columbia in 17 minutes of action, hitting all three of his three-point attempts.
  • Hit at least one three-pointer in 19 games and scored five or more points in 13 games.
  • Played in all 27 games as Cornell posted an 8-6 Ivy League record. He was the team's sixth-leading scorer.
  • Ranked among the top 50 fifth-year prep players in the nation after his 2003-04 season at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J.
  • Helped Blair win the Boy's Club Holiday Tournament, earning MVP honors.
  • All-time leading scorer at Collegiate School in New York with 2,124 career points.
  • Averaged 27.8 points as a senior at Collegiate. He connected on 40 percent from three-point range and 84 percent at the free throw line.
  • First-team all-conference his final three seasons at Collegiate.

Personal:

  • Born Feb. 24, 1985 ... Son of Norman and Susan Scott ... Has an older brother (Eric) and younger sister (Kelly) ... Major is marketing with a minor in Chinese.
  • Personal goal at U of L is to "do my best to help the team win a championship."
  • Enjoys playing golf and watching movies in his spare time.
  • Feels Vince Vaughn would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • Chose to attend U of L because of its "great academics, a chance to be in the South and Coach Pitino."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was that hard work will get you far.
  • Most proud of his sister.
  • Would most like to meet Lance Armstrong.
  • Few people know that he is scared of the dark.
  • His brother Eric had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Best moment of his athletic career was breaking the league scoring record.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino is his desire to win and his motivational ability.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Michael Jordan.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: John Starks
  • NBA Team: Phoenix Suns
  • Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Lance Armstrong
  • Movie: Without Limits, Gladiator, Cinderella Man
  • TV Shows: Entourage, PTI
  • TV Sports Personality: Charles Barkley
  • Subject: law
  • Musical Group/Singer: Eminem, Jack Johnson, O.A.R.
  • Book: The Davinci Code, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Double Helix
  • Food: pasta, steak
  • Midnight Snack: chips
  • Vacation spot: Jersey shore
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Luol Deng
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