While Indiana doesn’t appear to have any scholarship spots open on its roster right now, the Hoosiers did fill a need with their 2020-21 squad.
California based guard Sebastien Scott will be a preferred walk-on with Indiana next year according to his high school.
The San Ramon Valley High School basketball program in Danville, Ca. broke the news on Twitter.
With all the challenges going on in the world it feels great to share some positive news! @SebastienrScott has accepted a preferred walk on offer and will continue his basketball career at @IndianaMBB this fall! A fierce competitor who is most deserving of this opportunity!! pic.twitter.com/F6PVjInSZk
— SRVBasketball (@BasketballSrv) April 6, 2020
As a senior Scott averaged more than 20 points per game while shooting above 50 percent from both two and three-point range according to Brian Botteen, the head coach at San Ramon. The first team all East Bay Athletic League performer also shot 82 percent from the free throw line. The 6-foot-2 Scott suffered an injury in February that ended his season.
Botteen told The Daily Hoosier that the IU program will be getting a hard worker with the talent to help a high major program:
“Seb is a wonderful student athlete and I could not be more excited for him! I coached him at the Varsity level since his sophomore year,” Botteen said. “He is a hard working gym rat who never was satisfied with his game. His time in the gym was endless, with his late evening texts wondering if the gym could be opened for an open gym opportunity. He lives this game and going to a place like Indiana where basketball is such a passion for those who live there, he will be a great fit.
“He is known for his speed and quickness, as well as his ability to finish at the basket with multiple defenders. He is one of the most competitive players I’ve ever had the pleasure of coaching. I look forward to watching him help the Hoosiers in the years to come!”
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