Brent Scott continues to show as he enters his fourth year as assistant coach at LSU that he is well-versed in the college game as both a teacher and a recruiter.
He has traveled extensively with the other members of the coaching staff to help bring the recruits that are a part of the 2011-12 Tiger basketball team.
His 14-year career as a professional basketball player that took Scott to many parts of the world makes him capable of teaching the game to players at the Division I level with no problem. He is also able to scout opponents for tendencies that can be used in the scouting report and implemented by the scout team in preparation for games.
The Lansing, Mich., native was originally recruited to Rice by then assistant coach Willis Wilson who would later give him his start in college coaching back at his alma mater in 2007 when Wilson was the head coach. Scott was a perfect fit with the Rice program as he finished his collegiate career as the Owls' all-time leading scorer (1,906) and rebounder (1,049), totals that still rank second in both categories at the school.
He was a three-time second-team All-Southwest Conference (1991, 1992, 1993) and he led the team in scoring his sophomore (16.9) and junior (15.8) seasons. During his sophomore season, he averaged a career-high 17.3 points per game. He came to Rice after averaging 17 points and 10 boards for the Everett (HS) Vikings in 1989.
The relations that LSU Coach Trent Johnson has with all his staff began with Scott at Rice where he was an assistant during Scott's final year at the Houston school.
Also while at Rice, he was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team that won a gold medal at the 1991 World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Canada and he also won a gold medal at The Tournament of the Americas in 1990 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Scott's professional career included 16 professional teams and eight professional leagues in five countries over 14 years. He was the 82nd pick in the 1993 CBA draft by Rapid City, but ended up playing for Larissa (Greece) in 1994 and 1995. In the summer of 1995, he played for the Miami Tropics in the USBL where he averaged 22.8 points per game and 12 rebounds.
For the 1996 season, he played in Italy with Libertas Forli (16.5 ppg) and during the 1996 USBL season, averaged a league-high 29.8 points per game with a 13.0 rebound average for the Portland Mountain Cats.
He played in the NBA in 1997 with the Indiana Pacers as well as the Atlantic City Seagulls in the USBL. He also played in Europe in 1997 with Taugres Saki Baskonia Vitoria in Spain (14 ppg) and the next season played for the Reggio Calabria team in Italy (19.8 ppg). He returned to Spain for the 1999-2000 season with the famed Real Madrid team and averaged over 10 points as Real Madrid captured the Spanish National Championship.
After another season with Reggio Calabria (19.9 ppg), he played in 2002 for Pallalcesto Amatori Udine in Italy where he averaged 12.2 points and in 2003 he played for PAOK Thessaloniki in Greece, where he averaged 15.3 points a contest. In 2004 and 2005, he returned to play in Spain and split time in 2006 between teams in Spain and Poland. In his final pro season, Scott played for AEK Athens (Greece) and averaged 10.4 points per game and 6.2 boards in 36 contests.
In all he played 13 years with First Division level European teams. He played in the 1994 Greek, 1997 Spanish and the 1998 and 2001 Italian All-Star Games. He was a first team USBL member in 1997.
He earned his B.A. degree from Rice in kinesiology in 2003. Brent and his wife, Brooke, have two daughters, Brekayla (13) and Berklee (9).
The Scott File
Year at LSU: Fourth
Birthdate: June 15, 1971
Hometown: Lansing, Mich.
College: Rice, 2003
Children: Brekayla (13), Berklee (9)
College Coaching Experience
2007-08: Assistant Coach, Rice
July 2008: Assistant Coach, LSU