COLUMBUS, Ohio – As is usually the case when a team loses a game to a lower ranked opponent at home, positives in Ohio State’s 74-66 loss to Kansas last Saturday were hard to come by. But if one existed, it’d be the stellar play of point guard Shannon Scott.
Scoring 15 points, grabbing six rebounds, and dishing out four assists, the sophomore point guard was arguably the Buckeyes’ best player on Saturday, although his efforts weren’t enough to power his team past the Jayhawks. Scott’s performance was just the latest in a 2012-13 season that has seen him transform from a surprise sophomore into one of the identities of this year’s Ohio State squad.
Scott’s transformation has been a welcome one for the Buckeyes, after a relatively disappointing freshman campaign resulted in averages of just 1.2 points per game on 28.2 percent shooting and 1.7 assists per game for the McDonald’s High School All-American. Now averaging 7.2 points per night on 44.4 percent shooting, the Georgia native has looked much more comfortable as a shooter, while playing 21 minutes per game.
“I’m confident with my shot right now. I feel like I should be making more shots,” Scott said. “I know I’m taking the right shot when I take it, so I’m going to continue to take those shots.”
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