Saying he wanted to go to a program that plays the same fast-paced, full-court style as his current school, Indian Hills Community College sophomore guard Roosevelt Scott today signed a national letter of intent with Arizona State University.
The 6'4" Scott, who is leading the Warriors in scoring at 17.5 points a game through four games, said, "I wanted to go someplace where they run and press all game long, just like we do right now.
I really like the family atmosphere at ASU and coach (Herb) Sendek is awesome."
His current coach, Barret Peery, says Scott, whose hometown is St. Paul, Minnesota, should be a nice fit with the Sun Devils. "Ro will fit coach Sendek and what they do very well, and he will flourish in their system," Peery said. "We are all very excited for him and this great opportunity at Arizona State."
Scott is in his first season at IHCC after transferring from the College of Central Florida.
He visited the ASU campus in late September and describes it as "beautiful."
Both Peery and Scott like the way his sophomore season with the Warriors has started, but say there is still room for improvement. "I've just been OK so far," said Scott. "I can get better with my ball-handling and my jump shot especially."
"Ro has had a very good start to the season, and I expect nothing less all the way to the end," Peery said.
Scott says he's excited that he'll get to play in the Pac-12 conference.
He adds that signing in the early period in the fall will allow him to "relax and just play basketball, with a lot less pressure."