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Arizona a finalist for Kennesaw State transfer James Scott

The sophomore averaged 17.3 points per game this season

Kennesaw State v Butler Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Arizona Wildcats are one of six finalists for Kennesaw State transfer James Scott.

The other five are Virginia Tech, UConn, Temple, Nevada, and Dayton.

Final 6 decision coming real soon @j.b_edits_

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ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports that Scott will visit Virginia Tech next weekend and Dayton on the weekend of April 28.

Scott, who just finished his sophomore season, will have to sit out a year before have two years of eligibility at his new school.

The 6-foot-5 guard from Union, New Jersey averaged 17.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game this season.

Scott carried the Owls’ offense, taking over 15 shots per contest. He shot 42 percent from the field, 34 percent from 3, 80 percent from the free-throw line, and 60 percent at the rim.

Scott spent most of his time at the 2, but did play the point at times, per KenPom. However, he committed more turnovers (77) than assists (65), so he profiles as an off-guard.

Scott averaged 1.7 steals per game, but rated as Kennesaw State’s worst defender with a defensive box plus/minus of -3.4.

The Owls allowed 108.2 points per 100 possessions, but that number jumped to 110.6 when Scott was on the floor.

Since Scott has to sit out a year before playing, it’s tough to project what type of role he’d have with the Wildcats, but scoring is clearly his forte.

Scott had 21 points on 19 shots against Washington, 19 points on 17 shots against Texas Tech, and 26 points on 19 shots against Butler this year.

He also had two 30-point games. Here are some of his highlights:


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