Sophomore point guard Shannon Scott, a former high-school All-American, is emerging for the Ohio State Buckeyes. In a reserve role coming off the bench, the 6'1" speedster, has seen his minutes double in his second season and he has taken full advantage.
On the year in 9 games for the Buckeyes, Scott is averaging 7 points (shooting .489 from the field and an even .500 percent from behind the arc), with team-highs in assists (5.0) and steals (2.6) per game. In the last 3 games, Scott has been even better, averaging 7 points, 7 assists and 4 steals per game.
As Aaron Craft continues to give his full 110 percent on the defensive end, his offensive game has not been fully behind him thus far this season. Which is why Scott's presence off the bench as a playmaking, penetrator and scorer is crucial for Ohio State's success in the Big Ten and on the national scene.