TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Indiana State head basketball coach Greg Lansing announced today (Nov. 14) that Brenton Scott has signed a National Letter Of Intent to join the Sycamore program in time for the 2013-14 campaign.
"We are very excited about Brenton Scott joining our program," Lansing said. "Not only has he been really good for Fort Wayne Northrop, but he has been outstanding playing with his twin brother, Bryson, who signed today with Purdue. They have been really tough and competitive guys, who are extremely focused on improving their game. Brenton brings a different element to our program as far as defending and being able to play really well at both ends of the floor."
Scott is a 6-0, 190 guard out of Fort Wayne, Ind., where he will soon begin his senior season at Northrop High School. Last season as a junior, Scott averaged 16.3 ppg for the Bruins, who finished last season with a 21-4 record and won a sectional title. He is coached by Barak Coolman at Northrop High School.
"By signing Brenton, we are getting another player from the state of Indiana, and one from an area of the state (Fort Wayne) where we have not been in a while," Lansing said. "The biggest thing about Brenton is his competitiveness and his will to win. He does all of the little things, and his main goal is for the team to win."
While Scott is obviously a tremendous scorer, his also is strong defender, averaging 2.9 steals per game last season. His twin brother, Bryson, led Northrop with a 25.3 ppg average in 2011-12. Brenton was a Fort Wayne Journal Gazette All-Area selection in 2012.
"Defensively, Brenton really climbs into the opponent and wants to put a lot of pressure on his man and take them out of the game," Lansing commented. "Offensively, he is versatile. He can make shots and is strong at handling the ball and can come off of screens. He fits perfectly into what we are trying to do here at Indiana State."
Scott will become the second twin on the Sycamore roster next season, joining Lucas Eitel, who is in his junior season at ISU and was joined by his twin brother Logan on the roster for two seasons.
Indiana State returns to action on Saturday, November 17 when they host Truman State at 1:05 p.m. (ET) inside Hulman Center.