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Lewis-Palmer's Jordan Scott headed to Idaho for college to continue basketball career

July 28, 2013 Updated: July 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm
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photo - Jordan Scott of Lewis-Palmer is the Gazette's 5A-4A Peak Performer for boys' basketball. He was photographed Monday, April 1, 2013. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Jordan Scott of Lewis-Palmer is the Gazette's 5A-4A Peak Performer for boys' basketball. He was photographed Monday, April 1, 2013. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette 

Jordan Scott, who led Lewis-Palmer to consecutive 4A state basketball titles, made a verbal commitment Sunday to play in college at Idaho. He said he expects to sign a letter of intent this week.

Scott, a 6-foot-6 forward, chose Idaho over Central Arkansas and Long Island University in Brooklyn.

"My whole recruiting was kind of a mess," Scott said Sunday. "It was here and there. I had offers from places one day and I wouldn't have the offers the next day.

"But all of it helped me find the right place. When I was at Idaho, I knew it was the right place because I had been on so many other visits."

Scott averaged 18 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists last season for L-P, which defeated Valor Christian in the 4A championship game. Over the past two seasons, Scott helped the Rangers to a 52-4 record. His older brother, Josh, plays for the University of Colorado. Scott's teammate, Justin Smith, will play for Idaho State.

Scott's recruiting adventures were largely because of questions about his health. He struggled with knee pain during much of his L-P career, which limited his ability to practice.

Scott said Idaho coaches plan to play him at small and power forward.

"I really like the campus and the coaches and the people," Scott said. "It was nice. It was good."

Idaho finished 12-18 last season while competing in the Western Athletic Conference.

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