The state’s top basketball recruit in the 2024 class, 6-6 Cam Scott of Lexington, Friday announced a commitment to the Texas Longhorns. Scott picked Texas over his other finalists USC, Alabama, Auburn, Oregon and Ole Miss. Scott averaged 19 points and six rebounds per game last season when he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in South Carolina. He also had a very good summer campaign on the AAU circuit.
The miss is a significant one for USC coach Lamont Paris and staff who put great effort into recruiting the hometown standout. Much of the way in this recruiting saga it appeared the Gamecocks had the inside track, but Scott also was strong on Texas despite the turmoil in the program last season that led to the departure of head coach Chris Beard. His assistant at the time, Rodney Terry, had been recruiting Scott and they built a strong relationship. Terry is now the head coach of the Longhorns.
With Scott out of the picture, Paris will focus on other prospects he has offered for the 2024 class. Those include 6-4 KJ Greene, 6-2 Elijah Crawford, 6-7 Derrion Reid, 6-9 Sammie Yeanay, 6-4 Bishop Boswell and 6-7 Trent Noah.