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Antwan Scott invited to join Denver Nuggets Summer League team

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June 29, 2016

 

Antwan Scott has made it. He’s officially a professional basketball player.

Scott has long dreamt of playing professionally, especially in the NBA, and he’s coming closer as a part of the Denver Nuggets Summer League team he told BSN Wednesday afternoon. The 24-year old reports to the Nuggets Summer League squad on Saturday.

If you haven’t read Scott’s backstory, it’s heartbreaking, but it’s also what pushed him to Colorado State and into the position to now show the pros what he’s made of. Having his mother in a coma for two years and eventually seeing her pass on was what turned him into a self professed “gym rat” who improved his craft, especially on the offensive end, with the Rams.

At CSU, he hoped to play in 2014-15 but sustained a broken foot and was then granted a medical redshirt season. Last year, Scott was stupendous many nights showing off his deft touch from downtown, where he made an astounding 41.3 percent of his attempts. His 96 makes from beyond the arc were a Colorado State program record.

But at 6-foot-1, he knows the point guard position is the one in which he’ll be asked to play more than the off-the-ball guard. So, Scott’s been working on his ball-handling skills as well as turning up the intensity on the defensive end.

“But, as school ended, I left school immediately and went to go train,” he told BSN earlier in the month. “That was a bad part of my game, defending. That’s something I’ve really focused on with defending the ball and being able to be comfortable handling and making plays with the ball.”

After his redshirt senior year, “Smooth” Scott worked out with Denver in the Mile High City and said his “underdog mentality” helped him continue to grind to make a professional league.

Without a doubt, Ram Nation is proud of Antwan and they’ll be able to watch him play this summer on ESPN and/or NBATV, where every game will be televised from Las Vegas, Nevada. All 67 games, which go from July 8-18, will be televised on one of the two networks or able to be live streamed on ESPN3. Denver is one of 24 teams to be participating in the NBA Summer League in Vegas next month. Find their game times here.

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