Gateway grad Scott transfers from Kent to Illinois college
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Tyler Scott is making a move west to Illinois to continue his collegiate education and basketball pursuits.
He recently transferred from Kent State University and will play this season at John A. Logan College, a school in the National Junior College Athletic Association.
“We're very excited about the signing,” Logan head coach Kyle Smithpeters said in a media relations release from the school.
“Any time you get a chance to get a kid with Division I experience from a good program like Kent State, you take it. Tyler has good size, can shoot the basketball and can put it on the floor. The big bonus is that he's a great kid.”
Scott is on campus this summer, Smithpeters said, to get acclimated to the team and his new surroundings before the fall semester begins.
“I'm pleased with the attitude he brings on a day-to-day basis,” Smithpeters said.�
Scott, a 6-foot-6 wing player, played in only five games at Kent State as a redshirt freshman in the 2013-14 season and averaged just a couple of minutes in each of those five games.
He said that was a main reason for the transfer.
“I like the campus, the coaching staff and the players,” Scott said.
“I think we have some great talent here, and that will push me to work that much harder to get the playing time I want.”
Scott, a business administration major, said he hopes to continue to develop his skills in order to hook up with another Division I school in the future.
During his varsity career at Gateway, he averaged 21 points and seven rebounds.
Scott helped the Gators win back-to-back WPIAL Quad-A championships — the first in 2011 as a junior and the second as a senior in 2012.
He finished as Gateway's all-time leading scorer with 1,678 points.
Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5825, at email@example.com or via Twitter @Mlove_Trib.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Steelers rookie says Sam, his former roommate, has changed
- Search resumes for Tarentum Bridge jumper
- Rossi: Buying trust is a must for Pirates
- Steelers extend Suisham’s contract through 2018
- Steelers aim to create more turnovers this year with speedier defense
- Steelers notebook: Shoulder pads get technological boost for Ravens game
- With Spaling locked up, Penguins turn attention to signing Sutter
- Turbine sites near properties in Fayette County threatened
- Pirates’ attempts to bolster roster at deadline a fruitless endeavor
- Rostraver police identify suspect in home invasion
- LaBar: Big week for future of WWE & TNA