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Josh Scott
Player Profile:
Josh Scott 813101
Position: Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
City/State: Monument, Colo.
High School: Lewis-Palmer HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Career: One of just two players in Colorado history, joining CU Ahtletic Hall of Famer Cliff Meely, to record 1,700 points, 900 rebounds and 100 blocked shots. His name is scattered throughout the Colorado career record book ranking second in free throws made (504) and blocked shots (162), third in rebounds (974) and games started (120), fourth in free throws attempted (655), fifth in minutes played (3.761) and double-doubles (36), sixth in games played (124), eighth in scoring (1,709) and field goals made (600), 13th in field goal percentage (.519), 18th in free throw percentage (.769), 28th in steals (80) and 50th in assists (125). He was a three-time Chauncey Billups Award winner as the team's most valuable player and was also the co-winner of the 2016 CUSPY Male Career Athletic Achievement Award. On of three four-year seniors in his class (2012-16) - joining Xavier Talton and Eli Stalzer - to achieve 82 wins, the third most in team history. He scored in double-digits in 95 of 124 games and also had 41 double-digit rebounding efforts.

2015-16 (Senior) - Named to the 2016 All-Pac-12 Conference First Team, the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 20 Second Team. He led the Buffaloes at 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds while hitting 53 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line. He was one of 10 finalists for the 2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award given to the nation’s top big man. Colorado’s second two-time All-Pac-12 First Team honoree, joining Andre Roberson (2012 and ’13). Overall, the 13th Buffalo to earn multiple first team all-conference awards, dating back to the Big 7, Big Eight and Big 12 Conferences. He is Colorado’s fourth All-District 20 honoree – all second team picks – since joining the Pac-12 for the 2011-12 season. On the Pac-12 charts ranked fifth in scoring, rebounding, blocks (1.6 bpg) and defensive rebounds (6.1 drpg), seventh in offensive rebounds (2.7 orpg), 12th in field goal percentage and 14th in free throw percentage. He is only the second Buffalo since 1977-78 - and first since Ted Allen in 1993-94 - to record 50 blocks and 50 assists in one season. Logged 13 double-doubles, the fourth best total in the Pac-12. He had double-doubles in his final two games with 16 points and 13 rebounds in the Pac-12 quarterfinal game against Arizona (3/10) and then 23 points and 11 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament against UConn (3/17). Scored in double-digits in 29 of his 32 games and led the Buffaloes in scoring in 16 contests. He has also led the team blocked shots and rebounding on 16 occasions. A two-time Pac-12 Player of the week, first by averaging 21.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.0 assists in home wins over Oregon State (1/13) and Oregon (1/17) and then in his final two games at the Coors Events Center averaging 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 assists while shooting 57 percent (16-of-28) helping the Buffaloes to a sweep of No. 9/10 Arizona (2/24) and Arizona State (2/28). He had a season-high 26 points in the win over Arizona hitting 10-of-18 from the floor and also tallied nine rebounds and three blocks. He was clutch in the second half, hitting 8-of-12 from the field including a stretch of six in a row, cementing his 24th career 20-point game. On Senior Day against Arizona State, he had a “workman-like” 15 points, six rebounds and two assists, connecting on 6-of-10 from the field. He had a then season-high 25 points in the win over Oregon State hitting identical 8-of-11 marks from the field and free throw line (.727). He grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked three shots, recording his fourth 20-point, 10-rebound effort of the season. Against Oregon, tallied a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds while tying a season-high three assists. Named to the Las Vegas Classic All-Tournament team averaging 17.8 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 61 percent. Set Colorado NCAA Tournament single game records with 13 free throws made and 18 attempted against UConn. His 523 points in 2015-16 rank 21st on CU’s single-season list while his 282 rebounds rank 16th.

2014-15 (Junior):  Played 26 games with 25 starts. Missed eight games with injuries. Averaged 14.5 points, ranking second on the team. Played 802 minutes, third overall and his 30.8 minutes per game, ranked first. Shot a team-best 54.4 from the field, in addition to a team-best 8.4 rebounds per game average. Second in blocks (46) and points scored (376). Team-high nine double-digit rebounding games with a team-best eight double-doubles. Led team in dunks (27) and charges taken (12) despite missing eight games. Seven 20+ point scoring efforts. Led team during the season in rebounding 17 times and in blocks (15 times). Started last 12 games of the season, averaging 15.5 ppg., 9.8 rpg., 55.5 FG% with 19 blocks; Last five games of the season: 20.8 ppg., 11.8 rpg., and went 39-of-64 (.609) from the field. Went 1-of-4 from the 3-point arc. Led the Buffs in scoring 12 times (twice shared), rebounding 17 times (three shared), blocks 15 times (twice shared), steals six times (six shared). Shot 50 percent or better from the field 17 times, including the last nine games of the season; 60 percent from the field 12 times; 70 percent or better three times. Led the Pac-12 in offensive rebounding (3.4) while ranking third in rebounding (8.4) and blocks (1.8), fifth in field goal percentage (.544), seventh in defensive rebounds (5.0), and 13th in scoring (14.5). Nationally, 23rd in offensive rebounds (3.42), 36th in field goal percentage (54.4), 50th in rebounds per game (8.4), 68th in blocks (1.77) and 69th in double-doubles (8). On a pair of pre-season lists:  Wooden Top 50 Watch and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Top 15 Watch.

2013-14 (Sophomore): 2014 All-Pac-12 Conference first team. 2014 All-District VIII first team selection by the US Basketball Writers Association. Co-recipient of the CUSPY Male Athlete of the Year Award. Played in 35 games with 34 starts. Led the team in scoring (14.1 ppg.), rebounding (8.4 rpg.), field goal percentage (51.1), double-doubles (13); second in blocks (40) and steals (28). Helped CU make the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season, a school-first. 13 double-doubles tied for No. 12 in a single-season at CU. Shot 50 percent or better from the field in 19 games, 13 games over 60 percent. Led team in rebounding 23 of 35 games (5 shared). His 295 rebounds ranked t-No. 14 among CU players, third among all sophomores. Made 175 free throws, fifth most in a season. Made 20-straight free throws spanning three games (Feb. 19-Mar. 1). Led team in rebounding 23 times, blocks and scoring 15 times, and steals nine times. Seven games with at least 3 blocked shots. In 18 conference games, led team with a 52.8 field goal percentage, 15.6 ppg., 8.4 rpg., 28 blocks; second on team with 12 steals. Tied a career-best 21 points in home win against Washington (2/9). Scored double figures in 31 of 35 games (CU won three of the four). In the Pac-12 ranked second in offensive rebounds (2.9), fourth in rebounding (8.4 rpg.), ninth in free throw percentage (.810), blocked shots (1.1) and defensive rebounds (5.5), and 13th in field goal percentage (.511). Tied for second overall in double-doubles (13). Helped CU finish the conference season (all games) second overall in the team standings in rebounding margin (5.9), rebounding defense (31.4), rebounding offense (37.3), offensive rebounds (11.5), offensive rebounding percentage (.340), and first in defensive rebounding percentage (.739). In conference only games he tied for second in offensive rebounds (2.9), third in doubles (7), seventh in rebounding (8.4), free throw percentage (.813), in blocked shots (1.6), eighth in defensive rebounds (5.6), and 11th in scoring (15.6). Helped CU record a first place finish in defensive rebounding (32.5); second place finishes in team offense rebounding (36.4), rebounding margin (+3.9), defensive rebounding percentage (.718) and offensive rebounding percentage (.330). Nationally ranked in a number of categories, including 27th in double-doubles (13), 33rd in total rebounds (295), 47th in free throws made (175), 60th in rebounds per game (8.4), 71st in offensive rebounds per game (2.91), 74th in free throw attempts (216) and 83rd in defensive rebounds per game (5.51), Helped CU rank 16th nationally as a team in rebounding margin (5.9), 36th in team total rebounds (1,305) and 43rd in defensive rebounds (25.8).

2012-13 (Freshman): 2012-13 Pac-12 Conference All-Freshman team. One of three finalists for the Male Freshman Athlete of the Year Award at the 13th Annual CUSPY Awards (CU Sports Performers of the Year). Averaged 10.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 28.2 minutes per game. Second in field goal percentage (48.6), free throw percentage (74.7) and rebounding (178, 5.7 rpg.). Fourth in scoring (317, 10.2 ppg.). Started 30 of 31 games. Netted 10+ points in 16 of 31 games. Five games 10+ rebounds with a season-best 14 vs. Illinois; also had season-high three blocks against the Illini. Led team in scoring five times and rebounding five times (one shared). Two double-doubles: season-high 21 points with 10 rebounds in home win against Hartford (12/29); 18 points, 12 rebounds in double-overtime home victory versus Texas Southern (11/27). Netted 10+ points 16 times. Led CU in scoring and rebounding five times each; block eight times, steals three times and once in assists. Tallied 17 games with five or more rebounds. CU freshman lists: sixht in rebounding (178); seventh in blocks (24); t-10th in points (317). Became the eighth fastest CU player to reach 100 rebounds (18 games). Key contributor in the  Buffaloes success in their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, a school-first in back-to-back years since 1961-62 & 1962-63 (50 years). Teamed with Xavier Johnson (295 pts.) to form the second most freshman points scored in school history (612 pts.). He was one of two freshman rankied in the top 13 in conference field goal percentage (13th, 48.6), joining Johnson. Ranked the highest freshman (fifth overall) in offensive rebounds (2.8).  One of two freshmen ranked in the top-15 in Pac-12 field goal percentage during the conference season (15th, 46.4), other was teammate Xavier Johnson. One of three freshmen ranked the top-15 in offensive rebounds (was the highest at seventh, 2.5).

High School: Scored a state-leading 799 points as a senior at Lewis-Palmer during the 2011-12 season. Finished prep career scoring the third most points in the state. Averaged 28.5 points (a state best), 11 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.2 steals, 1.2 assists per game. Led Lewis-Palmer to a 27-1 record and the 4A state championship (at the Coors Events Center), a school-first since 1994. Won 27-straight games after losing season opener. The Rangers enjoyed a perfect 15-0 league record, capturing Colorado Springs Metro League conference title. Colorado’s Gatorade Player of the Year. Mr. Colorado basketball (all classifications). All-Colorado 2011-12. ESPN High School All-American honorable mention (April 2012). 2011-12 Parade All-American. 4A Player of the Year. 4A first-team all-state. Colorado Springs Metro League Player of the Year. First-team all-Colorado Springs Metro League and named to the CSML all-tournament team. Participated in “The Show” an all-star game that featured 20 of the best boys basketball players in the state (all classifications), at the Pepsi Center on April 2012 and scored a game-high 27 points (10 more points than any other player in the all-star game) while leading the Blue squad to a 96-85 victory over the White squad. Junior (2010-11): 4A first-team all-state and all-CSML selection. Averaged 24.1 points, 11 rebounds, 3.0 blocks helping Lewis-Palmer to a 23-4 record. Helped the Rangers to the Colorado Springs Metro League with a 13-1 conference record. Verbally committed to CU in March 2010. Named to the all-tournament team after averaging 20.8 points in five games at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Championship in North Carolina (May 30). Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation’s 65th best overall prospect (regardless of position) and the 20th best power forward recruit from the Class of 2012 prior to his junior year. Sophomore (2009-10): averaged 23.6 points, 11 rebounds, 3.5 blocks per game and a 22-5 record. Named second team all-CSML, in addition being named to the all-tournament team. Freshman (2008-09): Averaged 23.4 points, 12 rebounds, 4.5 blocks. 3A third team all-state; first team all-conference; and co-MVP of the league.

Academics: College major is sociology, scheduled to gradaute in May 2016.

Personal: Born July 13, 1993. Son of Alton and Theresa Scott. Father played football at the Air Force Academy, and mother, played basketball at Air Force. One of five boys. All five names start with the letters Jo. Scott is also ambidextrous. Says winning a state championship was his biggest moment of prep career. Selected CU because of the coaching staff and the uprising of the basketball program. Wears jersey number 40 at CU, the same number he wore in high school. School record holder in scoring at Lewis-Palmer, in addition to finishing among the top three in scoring in the state of Colorado.

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