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Scott Grote
Scott Grote

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Centerville, Ohio

High School:
Centerville

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 200

Position:
Guard/Forward

Birthdate:
04/11/1986

Prep School:
Massanutten (Va.) Military Academy



Unselfish player who can play both small forward and shooting guard ... possesses good 3-point shooting and passing skills ... has grown three inches since high school.

Prep School Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va. (head coach Bruce Kreutzer) ... averaged a team-high 18.2 points per game for the 25-7 Colonels who finished the season ranked ninth nationally ... shot 57 percent from the field, 84 percent from the foul line and 38 percent from the 3-point arc ... scored a season-high 32 points versus Boys to Men Academy.

High School Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio (head coach Jim Staley) ... finished his career as Centerville's fifth-leading all-time scorer with 767 career points ... his 459 points as a senior - the third-highest single-season total in school history - helped Centerville tie the school record for wins (23-3) and set a school record for conference victories (12-1) in advancing to the state tournament Elite 8 in 2004-05 ... scored a team-high 15 points in the season-ending 41-39 loss to Cincinnati St. Xavier at Dayton's UD Arena ... scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 72-63 win over Trotwood-Madison - also at UD Arena - in the previous game ... the `05 Elks finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in Division I by the Dayton Daily News ... was part of two district championships (2004 & 2005) and three sectional titles (2003, 2004 & 2005) ... was named to the Flyin' to the Hoop 2005 all-tournament team ... helped Centerville to an 80-21 record, including a 17-4 mark in tournament play, in his four seasons.

Personal Comes from a family with deep roots in athletics ... his father, Bob, was the leading scorer at Wright State for three seasons from 1974-76 ... a member of the Wright State Athletics Hall of Fame, Bob ranks 10th on WSU's all-time scoring list with 1,406 points ... Bob, the Wright State basketball and baseball MVP in 1975 & 1976, pitched professionally as part of the New York Mets organization ... Scott's other uncle, Mike, also played basketball at Wright State from 1982-84 ... Mike was a player and Bob was an assistant coach for Wright State's 1983 Division II National Championship team ... Scott's uncle Steve, who was a starter for Michigan's 25-7 1976 NCAA Tournament runner-up team, is the namesake for Michigan basketball's annual Steve Grote Hustle Award ... Steve, who scored 1,330 points in four NCAA Tournament seasons at UM (1974-77) was also a member of the 1974 USA Men's World Championship Team ... both of his grandfathers played baseball professionally: Bruce Todd with the Atlanta Braves organization and Hal Grote with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization ... Scott, who originally committed to Eastern Kentucky out of high school, chose Duquesne over UNC-Wilmington, Bowling Green and Old Dominion ... also made official visits to Bowling Green and UNC Wilmington ... communication studies major ... full name is Scott Robert Grote ... date of birth: 4/11/86.

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