Scott Finding Way In Purdue Program

By Dean Pantazi - 21Alive
By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

October 16, 2013 Updated Oct 16, 2013 at 3:18 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (21Alive) - Bryson Scott was a big part of new found success for Northrop High School's basketball team that won three sectional championships during his four years with the Bruins.

Now Scott has moved on to Purdue University, working his way into head coach Matt Painter's program, and already contributing to the Boilermakers as a freshman guard.

"He's a tough match-up for a lot of people, especially from a physical standpoint," Painter says. "Bryson is a guy that plays very hard and competes and brings some quickness and some strength to that position that you don't always see"

Teammates say Scott has made notable improvements in his jump shots and decision making.

"Coach has been on him real hard; especially about doing fundamental things," guard Rapheal Davis says. "He's always going to play hard and play mean and play with a dog-like mentality. But now he's starting to slow down and think about it and think about things before he does it."

Davis, once a star at South Side High School, played Scott many times in Summit Athletic Conference battles.

The Boilers open exhibition play Oct. 30 against Indianapolis. The regular season kicks off Northern Kentucky on Nov. 8 at Mackey Arena.

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