Third-year walk-on joined the team in late August of 2011 ... was a 3-point shooting forward for a highly successful high school program at Gahanna-Lincoln.
As a Sophomore (2012-13)
Played in eight games, inlcuding a career-high eight minutes in the season finale at Richmond ... scored two points and grabbed a rebound against the Spiders ... added a free throw vs. George Washington ... grabbed a rebound in five of the eight games he played.
As a Freshman (2011-12)
Saw action in a pair of games ... scored two points in four minutes of a 118-72 win over Houston Baptist on New Year's Eve ... made his first college appearance vs. Louisiana-Lafayette on Nov. 26 (one minute).
Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio (head coach Tony Staib) ... averaged 8.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a senior tri-captain for a Gahanna-Lincoln team that finished 27-1 on the way to earning the first district and regional titles in school history in 2010 ... Lincoln ended up advancing to the OHSAA Division I state semifinal ... in a game considered by many as one of the greatest upsets in Central Ohio history, Bott scored 16 points as Gahanna defeated ESPN RISE FAB 50 and USA Today national No. 1 ranked Columbus Northland 71-45 in the Ohio Division I regional final ... Northland, the defending state champion, was led by top national recruit Jared Sullinger (Ohio State/Boston Celtics) ... Bott hit four of Lincoln's nine 3-pointers in the upset ... scored 11 points in a 59-53 over Dublin Cofman in the regional semifinal ... was named All-Ohio Capital Conference special mention and an All-OCC scholar athlete as a senior ... played in the Boys City League vs OCC District 10 All-Star Basketball Game in April of 2010 ... was a two-year starter ... averaged 8.5 ppg. as a junior for the 18-5 Golden Lions ... the 18 wins, which tied the school record, were surpassed by the 27 wins in 2010 ... one of his teammates, 6-2 guard Rob Brandenberg, played in 39 games for VCU's 2011 Final Four team.
Enrolled at Duquesne in 2009-10 ... is a senior in academic standing ... was a member of the Duquesne club rowing team in 2010-11 ... psychology/criminal justice major ... is the second-youngest of four ... full name is Samuel Raymond Bott ... date of birth: 9/19/91