Posted On: 06/13/18 7:47 AM
This week, we released our initial 2021 player rankings and there is no shortage of talent. Foreshadowing for the upcoming freshman class, it’s set to be much of the same. One that will turn heads this winter is guard Sammy Scott.
Scott, who currently plays on Team Thrill, is set to take on a role for the back-to-back 3A state champions at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He stands only 5-foot-7, but has the build of a fullback in football and plays as such too.
Scott is very quick with the ball in his hands. He can facilitate an offense effectively, but will also look to take his man off the dribble and get in the paint to create for others. On his way there, he embraces contact and despite his height, usually overwhelms his match up with his brute strength.
“I’ve never allowed my size to let me struggle,” said the former Windsor Middle School point guard. “I don’t back down from anyone. That’s not in me.”
Scott’s Team Thrill squad is regarded as one of the best in the country for the 15U age group. There have been times where they’ve played in the 16U age bracket in big tournaments and still fared well. It speaks to the talent that each player has and throughout the past few months, Scott has focused on key aspects of his game that will help transition at the varsity level in high school.
“My pull up jumpshot has improved a lot,” Scott continued, “and just knowing when to shoot and when not to shoot. It’s all about getting the best shot possible every possession.”
In terms of attitude and playing style, Scott should fit in seamlessly with and Engineers team that features players like Justin Lewis and Rahim Ali, two standouts in the 2020 class. His intensity will certainly get Head Coach Sam Brand excited as well.
When it comes to expectations for his freshman season, Scott is focused on one thing.
“I’ve never been one that pays attention to numbers,” Scott told Prep Hoops. “Stats really don’t mean anything to me. I’m just worried about winning. I also want to bring leadership. Even though I’m a freshman, I still feel like I can bring that to the team.