Texas basketball in advantageous spot for 4-Star SG Cam Scott

Rodney Terry, Texas basketball
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The next big decision date to watch for a top target of the 2024 Texas basketball recruiting class is on Aug. 11, with the high-four-star Lexington (SC) shooting guard Cam Scott. The top-ranked recruit out of South Carolina in the 2024 class, according to all the major recruiting services, announced on social media on July 26 that he will make his commitment on Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. CT.

Scott also included his top six schools when he announced his commitment date on social media last week. His finalist schools heading into his Aug. 11 commitment date are the Auburn Tigers, South Carolina Gamecocks, Alabama Crimson Tide, Oregon Ducks, Ole Miss Rebels, and Texas.

Texas was one of the first schools that Scott officially visited last fall. He made his OV to Austin in late November 2022. Scott has also officially visited South Carolina (Oct. 22, 2022), Auburn (Nov. 11, 2022), and Oregon (June 2, 2023). He’s also scheduled for an official visit to Ole Miss less than one month after his commitment date.


4-Star SG Cam Scott is one of Texas basketball’s top priorities at guard/wing in the 2024 class

Head coach Rodney Terry and the Longhorns have prioritized this recruitment since last fall. Scott is the highest-rated out-of-state shooting guard offer for the Longhorns in the 2024 class, according to Rivals and On3 recruiting rankings.

The 6-foot-5 and 175-pound blue-chip shooting guard recruit is a well-rounded two-way player with special physical tools, good shooting mechanics, and a clean jump shot. The type of versatility, length, and maturity that Scott brings to the table on both ends of the floor fits well with what Terry is looking to build with the roster at Texas.

Scott also wants to be in an offense that can score and give him a lot of space to make things happen on the offensive end. Terry’s offense runs fast, emphasizing ball movement and floor spacing. That should be a good match for what Scott is looking for schematically at the collegiate level.

Texas sits in a good spot for Scott ahead of his Aug. 11 commitment

Texas looks to be one of the top schools in the race to land a commitment from Scott a little more than a week out from his Aug. 11 decision date.

Gerry Hamilton of Inside Texas reported on July 28 (paid content) that Texas “remains the team to beat” ahead of Alabama and Ole Miss. Hamilton also mentioned on the “Longhorn Livestream” on Aug. 1 that Texas is at the top of the list for Scott.

"“I think Texas is the team to beat for Cam Scott. I think he likes Austin, I think he likes Texas. He likes the playing style that Texas is going to have with Rodney Terry. We’ll see if that changes, but as of Aug. 1, I like Texas’ chances over Alabama, Ole Miss, and South Carolina for Cam Scott.”"

There is clearly some confidence in this recruitment from the Texas side. But South Carolina, Auburn, and Alabama have confidence in this recruitment as well, heading into Scott’s decision date next week.

John Whittle of 247Sports reported on July 31 (paid content) that he expects Scott’s decision to come down to Alabama and South Carolina. He even mentioned that he “may just end up putting in a Crystal Ball” projecting Scott’s commitment to the Gamecocks.

As of the writing of this article on the morning of Aug. 2, though, there aren’t any crystal balls entered for Scott’s commitment.

Scott is on the fringe of the “must-get” recruits in the 2024 class for Terry and this staff

There are only a handful of higher-priority targets in the 2024 class for the Longhorns heading into the fall than Scott. Five-star shooting guard Tre Johnson, five-star forward Liam McNeeley, and high-four-star power forward Robert Miller III are probably the only three recruits in the 2024 class for the Longhorns that could be considered higher priorities than Scott.

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