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Marcus Scott V Enters Transfer Portal Looking To Join A Division 1 School

Hinesville, Georgia native Marcus Scott V grew up loving the game of basketball. Beginning to play at the young age of three, a hobby for him quickly became a passion.

A lot has happened since then, from winning championships, MVP and scoring over 1000 points in his collegiate career. Now he is officially entering the transfer portal as he looks for a Division 1 school to finish out his last year of eligibility in the next step of his college career. 

As a freshmen in 2015, Scott V won the State Championship with Jenkins High. Following the season, he would transfer to Brunswick High Playing a crucial role for the team, leading in games played, points, minutes, assists and steals in a season they would be a State finalist in his junior year.

The success at Brunswick High School saw him earn a Division 1 Scholarship with Air Force Academy Preparatory School. Where he would attend there for a year before transferring over to Savannah State University (SSU).  

It would be at SSU where Scott V would have a breakout sophomore season. However, it was noticeable that the signs were there during his freshman season with SSU.

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Scott V’s freshman year would see him average 40% in both field goals and three pointers, a free throw percentage of 83%, and had ten games scoring over 20 points. He would finish the season leading the team in points, field goals made, three pointers made, and highest field goal percentage.

Off the back of a great freshman season, he would follow it up and take it to another level in his sophomore season. 

Starting in all 29 games, averaged 13.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He shot 37% from the field, 36% in three pointers made, 78% from the free throw line, with 26 steals to his name. As well as, led the team in points scored (379), made field goals (121), made three pointers (80) and minutes played (29.8 per game).

That season, Scott V’s SSU team would claim the 2022 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship Title with a 14 point win over Benedict College (76-62). Scott V’s incredible performances would see him end the season as a champion and be named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament

Scott V would choose to move on to Central State University as a Graduate Student.

Going to Central State was an easy decision for Scott V, as he believed he would get more experience and development in the Point Guard position. At SSU he learned how to become a lethal and reliable scorer. But now within a season at Central State, he has been able to gain even more ability to be a combo threat on the team. 

In week seven of the season he would have a week to remember. Being named SIAC and HBCU player of the week as he led his Central State Marauders to victories over Morehouse (85-80) and Springhill (72-71).

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Scott V notched up 24 points with seven assists against Morehouse, and would follow it up with 22 points, six rebounds and making 5-of-6 three pointers against Springhill. Averaging 23.7 points, 4.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds, shooting 51% from the field, and 65% from three-point range for the week.

That same week he would reach the milestone of 1,000 career points early in the opening minutes against Springhill.

He would become a leader for Central State on the floor. Playing in all 28 games of the season, averaging 32.5mins, 88 assists, and scoring 392 points across the season, taking his career tally to 1,198 career points. 

With the transfer portal now in his sights, Marcus Scott V undoubtedly plays a key part of his team’s success every time. Not only is he consistent on the court, but helps create the team first mentality off it. The best ability for any team is availability and reliability, and Marcus Scott V brings that and so much more. Expect to see and hear more about him as he continues to grow and progress in his career. 

Follow Marcus Scott V:

2022 SIAC MVP Savannah State Highlights (Sophomore Year): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMjmwsD5w9M 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marcusscott23?s=21&t=rhz7X85w6WUUMsv07TQ83Q

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcusscott23/

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Luke Waskowski is a journalist from Australia. Has covered everything from Sports, Music, Entertainment, and much more. Has featured on websites such as FNX.Network and WebIsJericho.com, as well as been involved with ChrisJericho.com and has had work featured in magazines.
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