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Full Name: Edward Antonio Scott
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-0 (1.83 m)/ 175 (79.4 kg)
Birthdate: March 29, 1981 (Columbia, S.C.)
High School: Lower Richland HS (Columbia, S.C.)
College: Clemson

Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 32-for-98 (.327); 2000-01, 15-for-71 (.211); 2001-02, 30-for-98 (.306); 2002-03, 44-for-120 (.367). Totals: 121-for-387 (.313).

Career Highlights: Named First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference as a senior. Became the first Clemson point guard in the last 43 years to be named to the First Team. Became the ninth player in ACC history to reach 1,000 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds in a career. Ranked second all-time at Clemson in assists (595) and 19th in scoring. Recorded nine double-doubles over the course of his career.

Senior (2002-03): Finished third in the ACC in scoring (17.7 ppg) and was fifth in assists (5.8 apg, 29th in nation). Had a 2.04-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio, third-best in ACC for second straight season. First player in Clemson history to be named the ACC Player of the Week in two straight weeks. National Player of the Week according to ESPN’s Dick Vitale and Andy Katz for his performances in victories over Virginia and Florida State. Scored a season-high 32 points against Virginia. Had 27 points and only one turnover against Wake Forest. Scored 28 points against No. 1 Duke.

Junior (2001-02): Named Third Team All-ACC. Averaged 7.9 assists, third best in the nation behind Steve Blake and T.J. Ford. Also averaged 11.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 36.8 minutes. Had 30 points and a career-high 16 assists in a win over Wake Forest. Finished with six double-doubles, more than any other ACC point guard. Owned 2.18-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio, third-best in the ACC.

Sophomore (2000-01): Ranked eighth in the ACC in assists (4.2 apg). Shot 82 percent from the free throw line. Named the team’s defensive MVP. Totaled 25 points and only two turnovers in two games against eventual NCAA champion Duke. Had 26 points and 11 assists in two ACC Tournament games.

Freshman (1999-00): Missed six games with a broken foot. Set a Clemson record for steals in an ACC Tournament game with six against Duke.

Strengths: Answered call to score more points as a senior, but still maintained excellent assist-to-turnover ratio.

Personal: Majored in management. “I made the commitment to come here and finish out the four years as a student athlete,” said Scott. “As you know, ‘student’ comes before ‘athlete.’ And hopefully I’ll be able to manage my time well enough to be able to take advantage of some of those opportunities.”