June 12, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE - John A. Logan College men's basketball coach Kyle Smithpeters added some sizzle and size to his roster with the announced signing of Division I transfer Tyler Scott.

A 6-foot-6 wing player, Scott transfers to Logan from Kent State University.

"We're very excited about the signing," Smithpeters said. "Anytime you get a chance to get a kid with Division I experience from a good program like Kent State, you take it. Tyler has good size, can shoot the basketball and put it on the floor. The big bonus is that he's a great kid."

Smithpeters said he believes Scott will be a good fit for the Volunteers.

"We have him here on campus this summer so that he can get acclimated to his new surroundings. I'm pleased with the attitude he brings on a day-to-day basis."

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Scott said he is happy to be a Vol.

"I like the campus, the coaching staff and the players," he said. "I think we have some great talent here and that will push me to work that much harder to get the playing time I want."

Scott said he didn't get the minutes he was hoping for at Kent State, which led to the transfer.

"Hopefully, I can develop my basketball skills a little bit better here and then maybe transfer to a bigger Division I university after my year here at Logan."

As a senior at Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pa., Scott averaged 21 points and seven rebounds per game. He was selected All-State for his efforts and completed his prep career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,678 points.

At Kent State, Scott only appeared in five games with limited minutes.

Both of his parents played college ball. His father, Rod, played at Duquesne, while his mother, Jennifer, was an All-American and Big East Player of the Year at Pittsburgh.

His older sister, Shayla, is an assistant coach on the women's basketball staff at LaSalle following a four-year career at Pittsburgh.

The 20-year-old Scott is majoring in business administration.