Antwan Scott is on the move again.
Scott, a 6-foot-1 point guard that averaged 15.7 points, 4.5 boards and 3.7 assists while shooting 39.2% from three last season for Grambling, is transferring out of the program, according to a report. Scott will be eligible immediately pending a graduate transfer waiver from the NCAA.
Scott spent two seasons at a Junior College in Texas before transferring to Idaho, but he left the Vandals without playing a minute to be closer to his ailing mother, who passed away last fall. As this story details, Scott was also close to former Grambling coach Joseph Price, who was let go after this past season.
“I just feel like if I want to have a chance to play at the next level and play professionally, I need to be somewhere where I can excel my senior year, and not just excel but win,” Scott told Gannett Louisiana back in July. “I’ve been on enough of a roller coaster that I just want to be consistent somewhere.”
Nic Moore scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half and added 11 assists as No. 16 SMU knocked off Gonzaga in Moody Coliseum on Saturday night, 69-60.
The Zags got 20 points and 16 boards from Domantas Sabonis, but Kyle Wiltjer scored just four points and shot 2-for-17 from the floor.
It wasn’t pretty.
And it may have been the end of Gonzaga’s NCAA tournament hopes.
Entering Saturday, the Zags had an RPI in the mid-60s, enough to keep them in the bubble conversation but not enough to make them anything more than a team that will be projected to end up on the cut-line.
The issue is a complete lack of quality wins on their résumé. Gonzaga beat UConn in the Bahamas. That’s a borderline top 50 win. They beat Washington, another borderline top 50 win. Beyond that? They swept Pepperdine, beat Tennessee and own a win over Montana. None of those are top 100 wins, and that’s why the SMU game was such a big deal. The Mustangs are a top 25 team. This was a road game. This win was the kind of thing that the Zags could pin at the top of their profile.
But Wiltjer didn’t show up, the Zags had no answer for Moore and they’ll head back to Spokane needing, in all likelihood, to win the WCC’s automatic bid if they want to dance.
Cal picked up a big win over Oregon State in Haas Pavilion on Saturday night, and the exclamation point was this emphatic dunk from Jaylen Brown: