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#40 Josh Scott
Position: Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 245
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Monument, Colo.
High School: Lewis-Palmer HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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2012-2013 (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: 2012-2013 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 (2010-2011): 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 (2009-2010): 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 (2008-2009): 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 psychology.

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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