FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Rickey Scott, a 6-3 combo guard from Irving, Texas, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Arkansas, Razorback head coach John Pelphrey announced on Wednesday.
Scott, a four-star recruit by some services, averaged 18.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 3.7 assists per game as a junior for MacArthur High School and is a two-time first-team all-district selection for the Cardinals.
"I am very excited to add Rickey to our roster," Pelphrey said. "He is an outstanding young man who is very excited about being a Razorback. He is a very good student who has had tremendous success as a basketball player and is unique as a guard because of his size and athleticism. As a program, Arkansas has had a long history of recruiting success in the state of Texas and Rickey helps us continue that."
Scott was also recruited by big-name programs like Marquette, Missouri, Baylor, Texas Tech and SMU and is set to graduate this spring with a 3.2 grade point average. Along with his basketball prowess and academic endeavors, Scott is also an active member of Big Dogs, a non-profit youth organization that mentors children.
Razorback assistant coach Rob Evans heard great things about Scott while on the recruiting trails and with every conversation the same comments came up.
"Rickey is an unbelievable person," Evans said while recounting his conversations. "He works tremendously hard both on and off the court. He is tough and hard-nosed. I got many calls from other coaches at the college level that told me Rickey was a great talent and that he was only going to get better. He is definitely the type of player you want in your program."
Along with his basketball prowess, Scott was also a second-team all-district performer in football as a sophomore. He played his AAU basketball for Full Court Athletics out of Carrollton, Texas.
"Rickey is the type of player that you dream of," Jason Ross, Scott’s AAU coach said. "He responds with a ‘yes, sir,’ every time and show up every day ready to play. The University of Arkansas not only got a fantastic basketball player, but a fantastic person. There are not too many players like him."
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