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No. 14 Cam Scott goes in depth on four official visits, Tennessee, Duke

Jamie Shaw10/20/22
Article written by:On3 imageJamie Shaw

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2024 SG Cam Scott of Lexington (SC) High (photo cred- Jamie Shaw)

Cam Scott made news last week when he exploded for 51 points in a Glymph Fall League game. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard has gone for at least 20 points in each out of the league.

“I’m playing more of a play guard,” Scott told On3. “Because honestly, going into college I plan on playing a combo guard, so being, being able to run the one and the two. Honestly, instead of watching others, I’ve been watching more of myself. Like, am I too high here? Am I taking too long? Getting to this move? So I’m really just watching my own film and just seeing how I can get better that way.”

College coaches have started to prioritize the No. 14 player in the 2024 On3 150. On3 caught up with Cam Scott after a Fall League game this week to talk recruitment

“I am taking four official visits, South Carolina, Auburn, Texas, and Florida State,” Scott said. “I took an unofficial visit to Tennessee last weekend and I’ll take an unofficial visit to Duke in November.”

Scott talks recruitment

South Carolina: “Just the school being close to home. They have a huge fan base, just seeing the way that they’re gonna play. They’ve been recruiting a lot of high level guys some of them are signed now. So it’s just something, I want to see what they have.

Coach says he is looking for me to come in and be the man on the team, have everything run around me. So I’m just seeing how I can get that and have that get me to the next level.”

Texas: “It’s just the way they play for me. They play a fast-paced offense, getting up and down the floor. They play more of a four-around-one or five-out type offense. So they got a lot of freedom within their play style and that’s just something that I love.”

Auburn: “It really has to do with their coach. He is a very high level coach and just watching how he’s put people into place and just getting them to the next level. He says he likes my build. It’s like Jabari Smith, a long and athletic build. It’s something where he likes the shooters too. So he likes being able to get up and down the floor and get quick shots.”

Florida State: “They’ve had a bunch of high level, highly-touted long wings and guards. Coming in at like 6-foot-5 and being their shortest position player. So just being in there, being able to run one through four, and then just their play style defense first and let their defense create their offense.

Scott talks unofficials

Tennessee: “I like what Tennessee has done with Ju (Julian Phillips). They turned him into well rounded player down there. At Link, he was more of an offensive mind that I saw. So they have really been trying to work on him with developing defense and just getting that settled in.”

Duke: “I mean, it’s Duke. I mean nothin but just longevity, they’ve produced a lot of long lasting careers in the NBA; people who’ve gone on to have successful lives. I just wanna see what that’s like.”

In Scott’s words

“I want to go somewhere I can feel comfortable, where I can get better every day, but still be able to have my fun when I need it. I want to go somewhere where I can keep everything easy, off my mind and I can just go in and work every day.

“Personally I think I just wanna take the college route just because it’s a lifetime experience. Not everybody gets to go to college, not everybody gets to play at a D-I college. So that is just something I want to look into.”

Scouting report

Cam Scott is a lengthy wing prospect with a lot of pop. The natural tools are very impressive all the way around. Scott has a mature game, plays within the flow of the offense, and rarely forces things. The jump shot release can be cleaned up, but the pull-up is smooth. Since the summer, Scott has developed his footwork and handle in the half-court, creating space to elevate into his jumper. Scott can take over a game and carry his team. I would like to see him develop the comfort to take a more aggressive alpha role on his teams. He is very efficient in his game, and his ability to score with a less is more approach is mature. Strength will come, and he is tracking as one of the top players in the 2024 class.