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#40 Josh Scott
Position: Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 215
Year: Freshman
City/State: Monument, Colo.
High School: Lewis-Palmer HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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Career: Enters his final collegiate season ranked in a number of all-time categories: No. 8 blocked shots (110), No. 10 rebounding (692), No. 10 free throws made (358), No. 11 double-doubles (23), tied-No. 11 starts (89), No. 17 minutes (2,782), No. 20 scoring (1,186) • Led CU in rebounding 45 times, blocks 39 times, scoring 32 times, steals 19 times, and twice in assists • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in a game 27 times, CU is 18-9 (.667) • 15 games over 20 points where CU is 11-4 (.733) • CU is 15-8 (.652) when he registers a double-double • Averaging 12.9 ppg., 7.5 rpg. and is shooting 51.3 percent from the field (413-of-805) • Joins teammate Wesley Gordon as the first CU teammates to record back-to-back 40+block seasons, and are the fifth and sixth players to accomplish the feat, twice • One of three players in school history with over 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, 100 blocks, 60 steals (others: Donnie Boyce and Andre Roberson) • Fifth player in CU history with 1,000 points (1,186), 600 rebounds (692), and 100 blocks (110) • Is a career 79.5 percent from the free throw line with under five minutes to play in a game (including overtime).

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.

2014-15 National: Helped CU rank No. 33 nationally as a team in rebounding margin (5.0), No. 42 in defensive rebounds (25.56 a game), No. 43 in total rebounds (37.32), and No. 45 overall in team total rebounds (1,269). Individual: No. 23 in offensive rebounds (3.42), No. 36 in field goal percentage (54.4), No. 50 in rebounds per game (8.4), No. 68 in blocks (1.77), No. 69 in double-doubles (8), No. 126 in total blocks (46), No. 192 in free throws made (115), No. 202 in total rebounds (219), No. 215 in free throw attempts (153), and No. 234 in points per game (14.5).

Pac-12 Conference (all games): Finished No. 1 in offensive rebounding (3.4), No. 3 in rebounding (8.4), No. 3 in blocks (1.8), No. 5 field goal percentage (.544), No. 7 in defensive rebounds (5.0), and No. 13 in scoring (14.5).

2014-15 Awards: On a pair of pre-season lists:  Wooden Top 50 Watch and Kareem Abdul-Jabber Top 15 Watch.

2013-14 (sophomore): 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 (Feb. 9) • Scored double figures in 31 of 35 games (CU won three of the four).

2013-14 Awards: 2014 All-Pac-12 Conference first team • 2014 All-District VIII first team selection (WY, UT, ID, NM, CO, NV, MT) • Co-recipient of the CUSPY Male Athlete of the Year Award.

2013-14 National: Ranked in a number of categories, including No. 27 in double-doubles (13), No. 33 in total rebounds (295), No. 47 in free throws made (175), No. 60 in rebounds per game (8.4), No. 71 in offensive rebounds per game (2.91), No. 74 in free throw attempts (216), No. 83 in defensive rebounds per game (5.51), No. 156 in free throw percentage (81.0), No. 198 in total blocks (40), No. 231 in blocks (1.4) • Helped CU rank No. 16 nationally as a team in rebounding margin (5.9), No. 36 overall in team total rebounds (1,305), No. 43 in defensive rebounds (25.82 a game).

Pac-12 (all games): Ranked No. 2 in offensive rebounds (2.9), No. 4 in rebounding (8.4 rpg.), No. 9 in free throw percentage (.810), blocked shots (1.1) and defensive rebounds (5.5), No. 13 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).

Pac-12 (games only): Tied for No. 2 in offensive rebounds (2.9), No. 3 in doubles (7), No.  7 in rebounding (8.4), free throw percentage (.813), in blocked shots (1.6), No. 8 in defensive rebounds (5.6), and No. 11 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).

2012-13 (freshman): 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 (Dec. 29); 18 points, 12 rebounds in double-overtime home victory versus Texas Southern (Nov. 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: No. 6 in rebounding (178); No. 7 in blocks (24); No. t-10 in points (317) • Became the eighth fastest CU player to reach 100 rebounds in the fewest games (18) • 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.).

Awards: 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).

Pac-12 Conference (all games): One of two freshmen ranked in the top-13 in conference field goal percentage (No. 13, 48.6), other was teammate Xavier Johnson • Ranked the highest freshman (fifth overall) in offensive rebounds (2.8). 

Pac-12 Conference (conference-only): One of two freshmen ranked in the top-15 in conference field goal percentage (No. 15, 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).

Lewis-Palmer HS: Scored a state-leading 799 points as a senior 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.

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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