Already one frontcourt player from Columbus (OH) Northland High School was slated to attend the University of Dayton. Now head coach Archie Miller has his second pledge from the school. This time it was power forward Devon Scott.
“Devon just had complete trust in Coach Miller and the entire staff at Dayton,” said Northland assistant coach Vic Dandridge. “They not only want him, but they convinced Devon that they need him and that they will develop him to help reach his full potential.”
The 6-foot-8 and 220 pound Scott is best known for his ability to rebound, but Dandridge says it is their total development plan that sold the kid on the school.
“They talked about how he wasn’t only going to be a rebounder,” said Dandridge. “They have a plan in place for him to be developed with his offensive game as well and with his perimeter skills.”
In the end Scott chose the Flyers over the Ohio Bobcats. Scott had initially committed to Cincinnati, but then him and the Bearcats parted ways.
One thing that helped Dayton with Scott was the familiarity with his high school teammate Jalen Robinson. Robinson was Miller’s first commitment in the class, and Dandridge says the two have a good relationship on the floor.
“Jalen and Devon have come a long way in their relationship,” Dandridge explained. “At first they were two real competitive kids trying to get on the floor almost against each other for the same minutes. Now they know that they complement each other real well, and they have a good relationship that way.”
For Miller, Scott is the third commitment in the class. Robinson is also committed as is three-star New York City point guard Jevon Thomas.