Colorado State received good news on Monday afternoon, as guard Antwan Scott was granted a sixth season of eligibility.
The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 1.3 points in 1.5 assists per game in 33 total minutes due to a foot injury. Following a win over Air Force Academy on Jan. 10, Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy officially ruled Scott out for the remainder of the season. He appeared in only four games.
Scott joined the Colorado State in August 2014, transferring in from Grambling State, where he averaged 15.7 points, 4.7 boards and 3.8 assists per game during the 2013-14 season. He was immediately eligible as a graduate transfer. Adding Scott back to the lineup is important for a Rams team that lost its top three scorers, J.J. Avila, Stanton Kidd and Daniel Bejarano.
Colorado State finished 27-7 (13-5 in the Mountain West), earning a bid to the postseason NIT.
Antwan Scott will have a chance to be Colorado State’s starting point guard this season during his senior year.
The Grambling transfer averaged 15.7 points, 4.8 boards and 3.7 assists per game as a junior and now has some talent around him as the Rams could be a sleeper in the Mountain West this season.
But for Scott to reach his current status, he’s had to deal with a lot of family obstacles, including the death of his mother, who was also once addicted to drugs.
Matt L. Stephens of The Coloradoan profiled Scott’s journey today and it’s an excellent piece that is worth your time. Scott goes over his personal struggles, his family involvement — including the support of his father, who rarely misses a game — and the reasons he picked Colorado State over an attractive SEC program like Tennessee.
Colorado State has added themselves a point guard.
Antwan Scott, a 6-foot-1 point guard who spent the past season at Grambling, is headed to Fort Collins to play for the Rams. Scott averaged 15.7 points, 4.7 boards and 3.8 assists for the Tigers last season. He picked Larry Eustachy’s club over Tennessee. Scott should battle another transfer, John Gillon, for the starting point guard spot vacated when Jon Octeus left the program.
“Coach (Larry) Eustachy is one of the best one’s doing it right now, to be honest,” Scott told The News Star. “It was tough, man. Tennessee is a great place. It’s an amazing place. My heart is with Colorado State.”
Scott has bounced around quite a bit in his collegiate career. He spent two seasons at Ranger College in Texas before transferring to Idaho. But before he suited up for the Vandals, he left to transfer to Grambling to be closer to his ailing mother, who passed away last year. He sat out the 2012-2013 season as a transfer and played this past season, enduring a 5-52 record in the two years that he was in Louisiana.
Scott will be eligible to play in 2014-2015 and could push for a starting spot in Colorado State’s back court. The Rams, already considered a sleeper in the Mountain West, got better with this addition.