Oklahoma high school standout Curran Scott signs with the 49ers

Mark Price (left) added Curran Scott to his first recruiting class  at Charlotte. (Photo courtesy of Charlotte 49ers Athletics)
Mark Price (left) added Curran Scott to his first recruiting class at Charlotte. (Photo courtesy of Charlotte 49ers Athletics)

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Charlotte, N.C. — Charlotte 49ers head men’s basketball coach Mark Price announces the addition of Oklahoma’s Edmond Memorial High School standout Curran Scott, a 6-foot-3 guard, who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the 49ers.

“I am extremely excited to add Curran Scott to the 49ers roster,” Price said. “I was happy being able to go back to my Oklahoma roots to find a player for our roster. Curran is a very good offensive player. He brings shooting to our roster as well as toughness from the wing position. He gets to the free throw line a lot and is a good free throw shooter. I am very happy to have him join Niner Nation.”

Scott is ranked in the top 150 players in the nation according to MaxPreps.com and Future150.com.  Scott played his senior season for Memorial High School after playing his first three years of his high school career for Edmond’s Santa Fe High School.

“Curran is a tremendous competitor,” Memorial coach Shane Cowherd said. “Curran is an elite scorer that has the ability to score in a variety of ways. He can get to the rim as well as knock down mid-range jumpers and three-point shots. He is a tough-minded physically mature player who is very coachable. He is an elite level player that is a great teammate as well.”

This past season, Scott averaged 21.9 points (while shooting 50.4% from the field), 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game en route to earning All-State honors. As a senior, he set the Edmond Memorial single-season scoring record with 634 points. He scored over 1,500 points in his high school career.

This summer, he will play in the Faith 7 Oklahoma-Texas All-Star game which features the top senior basketball players in the two states. Scott earned All-District honors three times and first-team All-Conference honors two times. As a junior, he was named his conference’s offensive player of the year. This past season as a senior, he was named to the Oklahoma state playoffs all-tournament team. In the summer of 2014, Scott participated in the prestigious Pangos All-American Camp in Long Beach, California.

“Coach Price was really the determining factor for me, being from Oklahoma and having so much knowledge from being in the NBA as a player and coach,” Scott said. “I am excited about joining the 49ers men’s basketball team. I can’t wait to get on campus and get to work.”

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