Brent Scott was an assistant coach at Rice for the 2007-08 season. Below is the bio written about Scott prior to the year.
Former Rice Owl basketball great Brent Scott is in his second season as assistant basketball coach at Rice University. After 14 seasons, Scott retired from playing professional basketball in Europe after spending the 2006-07 season with AEK Athens in Greece.
Scott, a Lansing, Michigan, native, was originally recruited to Rice by former head coach Willis Wilson, who was then an assistant coach. Four years later, Scott concluded his collegiate career as the Owls' all-time leading scorer and rebounder with 1,906 points and 1,049 rebounds. He was a three-time second-team All-Southwest Conference selection (1991, 1992, and 1993) and he led the team in scoring his sophomore (16.9) and junior (15.8) years. During his senior season, Scott averaged a career-high 17.3 points per game. He came to Rice after averaging 17 points and 10 boards for the Everett (H.S.) Vikings in 1989.
Sixteen professional teams. Eight professional leagues. Five countries. Thus was the life of Brent Scott's 14-year professional basketball career.
Scott, a resident of Jones College, was the 82nd pick in the 1993 CBA draft by the Rapid City Hoops, but he 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 ppg and 12 rebounds. For the 1996 season, he played in Italy with Libertas Forlì (16.5 ppg) and then in the summer of 1996 for the USBL's Portland Mountain Cats, where he averaged a league-high 29.8 ppg with a 13.0 rebounding average.
He reached the NBA in 1996-97 with the Indiana Pacers and played in 16 games and then played for the Atlantic City Seagulls in the USBL. For the 1997 season, Scott went back to Europe and competed for Taugres Saski Baskonia Vitoria in Spain (14 ppg) and the next season he played for Reggio Calabria in Italy (19.8 ppg). He returned to Spain for the 1999-2000 campaign with Real Madrid where he averaged10.2 ppg as Real Madrid captured the Spanish National Championship. He returned to Reggio Calabria for the 2001 season and posted a 19.9 scoring average. For 2002, Scott played in Italy for Pallalcesto Amatori Udine (12.2 ppg) and in 2003 he played for PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece) and averaged 15.3 points a game. During the 2004 season, he moved back to Spain and competed for Murcia CB (16.9 ppg) and in 2005 he played for Joventut Badalona (Spain). In 2006, he competed for Zaragoza (Spain), and WTK Anwil (Poland). For 2007, Scott played for AEK Athens (Greece) and averaged 10.4 ppg and 6.2 boards in 36 games.
With what Scott has seen and accomplished as a basketball player it can only help in his transition to being a basketball coach for the Rice Owls.
He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Rice University in kinesiology in 2003. Brent and his wife, Brooke, have two daughters, Brekayla (8) and Berklee (4).
Brent Scott Career Highlights
Won the 2000 Spanish National Championship with Real Madrid
Played 13 years on First Division level European teams
Participated in the 1994 Greek All-Star Game
Played in the 1997 Spanish All-Star Game
Played the 1998 and 2001 Italian All-Star Game
Named to the 1997 USBL First Team
Led the 1996 USBL in scoring (29.8 ppg.)
Member of the U.S. Junior National Team that won gold at the 1991 World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Canada, and won the Tournament of the Americas in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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