Despite failing to be selected in the 2015 NBA Draft, former Ohio State guard Shannon Scott has found a landing spot with the San Antonio Spurs for the 2015 Summer League. As such, Scott will have a chance to earn an NBA roster spot this summer.
Scott started in all 35 games for the Buckeyes this past season, averaging 8.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game, statistical categories that Scott saw an increase in all four years in Columbus.
Standing at 6'1", 185 pounds with a 6'3" wingspan, Scott won't "wow" anyone with his size, but the Spurs will hope for Scott to bring his tenacity on the defensive end of the ball to the club. Scott was named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team by the coaches in 2013 and was again named to the team in 2014. He followed those accolades up with a media 2015 All-Big Ten honorable mention.
With the help of Scott, Ohio State reached the NCAA Tournament all four years of his collegiate career. His freshman year the Buckeyes reached the Final Four before losing to Kansas and followed that up with an Elite 8 appearance in 2013. The last two years were a disappointment in comparison, with Ohio State going just 1-2 over the past two tournaments with Scott's career ending at the hands of Arizona.
Scott will need to improve his outside shooting at the next level. His best season from behind the arc was his sophomore year, shooting 33-percent. A decrease over the next two years saw Scott finish with 28.4-percent outside shooting his senior year. He did manage however, to shoot over 40-percent from the floor each of his final three season.
Making the roster for a talented Spurs teams will be pretty difficult, but the important thing is for Scott to play well and acquire interest from at least one NBA GM. Even if he can't land on a roster this summer, he could in the future if he can keep playing well during these type of events.