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Richard Carter Scott

The cover of the January 22, 1979 edition of Sports Illustrated magazine told it all. Carter Scott is driving the lane, launching a high-flying, defense-splitting move in an upset of Illinois that had become so familiar to Barberton High School and Ohio State basketball fans. Late in that Illini game Scott blocked a shot, made his signature lay-up, created a jump-ball situation and then controlled the tip to help send the game into overtime. At Barberton, Scott had teamed with twins Mark and Marty Bodnar to lead the Magics to a state title in 1976. He parlayed that outstanding high school career into a scholarship to Ohio State where he continued his excellent play while lettering from 1977-81 for Eldon Miller. Scott adapted quickly to the college game, starting in nine games as a freshman and then in 77 of the 86 games in his last three seasons. That freshman campaign he helped the Buckeyes finish fourth in the National Invitational Tournament and then as a junior he was instrumental in OSU earning a berth in the 1980 NCAA I Tournament where it lost in the second round. Scott would be voted captain and be accorded second team All-Big 10 Conference as a senior, closing out a career in which he netted 1073 points and his 326 assists he dished out ranked him ninth on OSU's career list. A career-high 10 assists came against Illinois in 1979 and during his final season he hit 12 of 13 field goal attempts against Minnesota for another career highlight. The San Francisco Warriors drafted Scott, but he broke an arm one week before practices began and never returned to the pro game. He was inducted into the Barberton Hall of Fame in 1987. Now 42, Scott is a counselor for Family First in Stockton, CA.

Inducted 2001 | Basketball