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Scott enters Transfer Portal
Marcus Scott

SAVANNAH -- Marcus Scott V, who just wrapped up his sophomore season as a member of the Savannah State University men's basketball team, has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, according to posts on his social media page.

"I want to thank Savannah State University for the love, support and unforgettable memories and experiences over the past 3 years," the Hinseville native said in his post. "I am thankful to coach (Horace) Broadnax for giving me an opportunity and letting me fulfill my dreams of a free college education while playing basketball at a high level," he went on to add.

Scott also acknowledged assistant coach Clyde Wormley for always being available to help his work on his game, his teammates for helping them win a championship and qualifying for the national tournament and Dr. Cora Thompson and the SSU College of Education staff for helping him attain his degree.

Scott, who has a 3.8 grade point average, will receive his undergraduate degree in May and will still have two years of basketball eligibility remaining. He is an education major, and his area of concentration is middle grades, English and Social Studies.

During the 2021-22 season, Scott averaged 13.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He also shot 37 percent from the field, made 36 percent of his 3-point attempts, shot 78 percent from the free throw line, and had 26 steals. Scott, who started 28 of the 29 games he played in this season, led the team in points scored (379), made field goals (121), made 3-pointers (80) and minutes played (29.8 per game).

The 5-foot-9 guard, who has added 20-pounds of muscle to his frame since joining the program, helped the Tigers win the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament where he was named the Most Valuable Player. The conference title assured the team of an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II National Tournament as they finished the season with a 15-14 record.

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