Box And One With Ernest Scott

By Wesley Chism Jr., BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: December 13, 2009

SEATTLE (BASN) — The Rio Grande Valley Vipers opened the season on the road against the Austin Toros and finished the trip with a 1/1 split. The Vipers will face the Tulsa 66ers on Friday night and will defend their home court on Monday, December 21st against the Reno Bighorns.

“We’re always excited to play in front of our fans because we really feed off that energy. We want them to know how important they are to the success of our organization and this season we’ve got a group of guys on the floor that can do something special together,” stated Ernest Scott.

Ernest Scott is a solid 6-foot-7 forward out of Valdosta State that has one of the most consistent jump shots in the league. “I really worked hard during the summer focusing on my technique and mechanics of shooting,” said Scott.

Because of Ernest’s long range shoot capability, it allows the Vipers to spread the floor offensively and give his teammates easy scoring opportunities. “I do seem to attract a lot of attention at times but our coaches have created offensive schemes that play to the strengths of each of us,” said Ernest.

Time management off the court has been the biggest challenge for Ernest at this time. “You’ve got to make sure that you handle your personal business and to make sure that you eat balance meals and leave the junk food alone because it does effect how you play,” Scott added.

“In high school and college your offensive skills can carry you but as a Pro, your ability to play defense will decide if you’re going to make it to the next level or not,” commented Ernest.

Last year, Ernest was playing in Germany and is excited about the opportunity of playing at home . “My parents didn’t get to see any of my games when I was overseas but know, playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the watch every game for free online and that’s so cool, Scott stated.

Ernest brings and intensity to practice everyday and soaks up everything from the coaching staff. “It’s important to be able to fit into the system but most of all you’ve got to put in the time, stay focused and be prepared,” said Scott.

Ernest Scott is an exciting player to watch and you can expect to see him in the NBA All Star D-League game this season. Last year he came in second in the three-point shooting contest but plans on bringing the first place trophy home this season.