Players Only Bio: Dennis Scott
If you were making a Mount Rushmore of NBA 3-point pioneers, Dennis Scott might make the monument.
The sharpshooter was selected with the No. 4 pick of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic, who quickly found use for Scott’s silky stroke. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 15.7 points and started 73 games during his rookie season to earn All-Rookie First Team honors.
After the Magic drafted Shaquille O’Neal in 1992, Scott remained vital to a young Magic squad that eliminated Michael Jordan and the Bulls en route to winning the East in 1995. Next season, Scott set an NBA single-season 3-point record with 267 makes from deep (a mark broken by Ray Allen in 2005-06).
Scott retired in 2000 with career averages of 12.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.9 3-pointers.
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