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Ed Scott Signs with Men’s Basketball

April 21, 1999

CLEMSON, SC — Clemson Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Larry Shyatt, announced the signing of guard Ed Scott (Hopkins, SC) on Wednesday to a national letter of intent.

Scott is a 6-0, 160-pound guard who averaged 17.0 ppg and 4.6 apg for Lower Richland High School. Lower Richland won the South Carolina State 4-A Championship and finished the season with a record of 28-3. Scott’s team is listed 15th in the final USA Today national high school rankings.

Scott was named the state 4-A Player of the Year by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association and was an all-state selection.

“Ed has a terrific handle, extremely quick feet, and a soft shooting touch,” said Shyatt. “But most of all he is a seemingly humble guy for a guard, which is a key attribute for that position.”

“Off the court, he possesses the key elements of class, dignity, and a love for his family. It was a year ago when we began to recruit him and we immediately fell in love with Ed and his entire family,” added Shyatt.

Scott joins Ronald Blackshear (Camilla, GA), Raymond Henderson (Charlotte, NC), and Tomas Nagys (Mazeikai, Lithuania) as incoming freshmen on next year’s team. Pasha Bains (Richmond, British Columbia), a transfer from Wyoming, enrolled at Clemson in January and will be a freshman next season as well. On Monday, Clemson signed Arturas Javtokas who will enter Clemson as a junior after playing at West Nebraska Junior College.

CLEMSON SIGNEESName                Pos. Cl. Hgt. Wgt. Hometown/High School or Junior College  *Pasha Bains        G    Fr. 6-3  200  Richmond, Canada/Richmond Secondary SchoolRonald Blackshear   G    Fr. 6-4  185  Camilla, GA/Mitchell-BakerRaymond Henderson   F/C  Fr. 6-8  245  Charlotte, NC/East MecklenburgArturas Javtokas    C/F  Jr. 6-10 260  Siauliai, Lithuania/W. Nebraska Junior CollegeTomas Nagys         F    Fr. 6-9  215  Mazeikai, Lithuania/Montgomery (AL) CatholicEd Scott            G    Fr. 6-0  160  Hopkins, SC/Lower Richland

*Transfer from Wyoming, enrolled at Clemson in January of 1999 and will be eligible at the conclusion of the 1999 Fall semester.