Raptors Sign Shannon Scott
The Toronto Raptors announced Friday they have signed free-agent guard Shannon Scott. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.
Scott, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, averaged 8.5 points, 5.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 30.5 minutes in 35 games, all starts, for the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2014-15. He ranked 17th in the nation in assists per game. He posted a career-high 21 points versus Minnesota and 16 assists versus Sacred Heart. He was named to the Honourable Mention All-Big Ten team.
As a junior, Scott saw action in 35 games, with 21 starts. He averaged 7.5 points, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals. He was named to the Big Ten All-Defensive team.
In his four seasons with the Buckeyes, Scott averaged 5.5 points, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals and 22.1 minutes. He ranks second all-time in school history with 211 steals.
Scott played in six games with the San Antonio Spurs’ entry in the 2015 Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He averaged 6.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 23.5 minutes to help San Antonio claim the championship. He hit the game-winning shot against Boston in the semifinals to propel the Spurs to the title game.
Scott is the son of Charlie Scott, the former North Carolina standout who played professionally in the ABA and NBA for 10 years.