Texas Basketball: 3 immediate impact early signees in UT's 2024 class

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Cam Scott, SG

The first five-star commitment Terry and the Longhorns landed in the 2024 class was the elite Lexington (SC) shooting guard Cam Scott. The No. 1 recruit from South Carolina in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite brings an elite combination of length and scoring ability to the Longhorns.

Scott stands at 6-foot-5 and 180-pounds, with a wingspan north of 6-foot-6. His length allows him to be proficient and pretty lineup versatile. He'll be able to play valuable minutes at the two or the three for the Longhorns as a true freshman next season.

Offensively, Scott has all the tools to become a top-end scorer and playmaker as a secondary ball-handler and shot creator in Terry's offense. He's got a good feel for the game, able to slow things down in his mind regardless if he's bringing the ball up the court in transition or facilitating things in the settled half-court offense.

Scott can create his own shot, dish the ball off to open teammates as a primary or secondary ball-handler, and/or get open as an efficient catch-and-shoot threat from beyond the arc. He's got a smooth pull-up jump shot that he can turn to from beyond the arc or from the mid-range.

To put it simply, Scott has the makings of an elite shot creator and shot maker at the collegiate level.

Scott's ceilling his higher on offense than the defensive end given his length, scoring touch, fluidity, and ball-handling skills. But he can be an above-average defender on the perimeter or the wing given his length, lateral agility, and high basketball IQ.

With Texas losing multiple seniors due to exhausted eligibility after this season (guard Max Abmas, wing Ithiel Horton, and forward Brock Cunningham in the backcourt/wing rotation), Scott can immediately compete for a spot in the starting five as a true freshman. He'll be in the mix with sophomore guard Chendall Weaver and freshman combo guard Chris Johnson competing for minutes at the two or the three next year.