TCC's Dustin Scott To Play D-1 Hoops

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 30, 2007) – Tallahassee Community College basketball standout Dustin Scott announced on Friday that he will continue his education and athletic career in 2007-08 at the College of Charleston.

Scott, a native of Jamestown, S.C., reached the decision to return to his home state on Thursday. At Charleston, he’ll have the opportunity to play for legendary coach Bobby Cremins.

“They (College of Charleston) are not only getting a good player but a good person,” said TCC head basketball coach Eddie Barnes. “Dustin is a special player, a blue-collar kid who plays hard every day.”

“I’m glad to have had him as a part of the TCC basketball family. His efforts have enabled us to achieve a tremendous amount of success.”

During his two seasons at TCC (2005-07), Scott led the Eagles to a 55-11 record and back-to-back appearances in the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA)/NJCAA Region VIII Tournament. He was named to the Coaches’ All-Panhandle Conference Team in 2006 and 2007, All-FCCAA in 2007 and was selected to the FCCAA All-Tournament Team in 2006 and 2007.

Scott also left his mark on the Eagles’ record books. He is the school’s all-time leading rebounder with 534 and owns two of the top eight single-season totals as well. In 2005-06, he pulled down 296 rebounds, the second-highest single-season total in school history. His 238 boards this past season is eighth-best all-time. Scott also leaves TCC in the top ten all time in points (9th, 890), field goals (7th, 363), field goal attempts (9th, 722), rebounds per game (3rd, 8.5) and blocks (5th, 57).

As a freshman, Scott averaged 13.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, shot 54.0 percent from the floor and played a key role in TCC’s run to a 31-4 record and an appearance in the NJCAA Championship Game. After claiming a share of the Panhandle Conference Championship, he and the Eagles won the FCCAA Championship and a berth in the NJCAA Tournament with an epic 98-96, triple overtime victory over arch-rival Chipola College. In the championship tilt, Scott scored 22 points, all coming after halftime, to help the Eagles win their second FCCAA Championship. In four games at the NJCAA Tournament, he averaged 8.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. Scott also picked up an NJCAA Player of the Week award for the week ending January 7, 2006, after averaging 18.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.7 blocks in three games – all wins.

Prior to his sophomore season, Scott was named Junior College Preseason Player of the Year and a first-team preseason All-American by Street & Smith’s. He was also named a preseason second-team All-American by the NJCAA. In helping the Eagles to a 24-7 record and Panhandle Conference runners-up, he averaged 14.0 points and a team-high 7.9 rebounds per game while shooting 46.5 percent from the floor.

Scott will be the second Eagle to suit up at the College of Charleston. Bernard Jackson, who played at TCC in 2000-01, was a member of the Cougars from 2002-05.