Former hoop Axemen Tyler Scott considering UPEI

Published on January 10, 2014
Acadia's Tyler Scott shoots over Carleton's Elliot Thompson during quarterfinal action at the CIS Final Eight Friday in Halifax. Top-ranked Carleton scored an 82-68 victory over a game Axemen squad which was within five points of the lead midway through the fourth quarter.
John DeCoste

By Jason Malloy

TC Media

Former Acadia Axemen guard Tyler Scott visited Charlottetown Jan. 9 as he weighs offers to continue his basketball future.

Kendrick said the Halifax native is in high demand with upwards of 20 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) teams expressing interest.

“He’s a top player,” Kendrick said. “He’s very athletic and can really shoot it.”

Kendrick should know. He coached him with Nova Scotia’s 2009 Canada Games team, a squad that included current Panthers Geoff Doane and Deontay (D.J.) Smith.

Scott was the player who hit the game-winning shot to beat Ontario in the semifinal contest.

Scott, who is known for his extended shooting range and defence, left Acadia last year and is sitting out this season while taking courses.

He averaged 11.7 points, 4.8 assists and 1.4 assists in 18 games last season with Acadia.