Westmoore’s Ethan Scott – Character Counts Presented by Eskridge Honda

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By Kelsey Baucom

Westmoore’s Ethan Scott is a freshman guard who is making an impact on the Jaguars basketball team. He started playing basketball from a young age and was interested in the sport by his older cousin Curran Scott, who played for Edmond Memorial in high school and currently plays for the University of Tulsa.

“Watching him so much got me into the game and made me want to start playing myself and try to get to that level of play,” said Scott.

The Jaguars are a very young team this year who are still learning and rebuilding after losing most starters from last year. This may cause some people to count them out, but Scott sees this as any opportunity to prove them wrong.

“It’s fun going into a game being the ‘underdog.’ I feel like I have something to prove every time I step on the floor so I just try to go out there and show out, giving my team the best chance to win,” he said.

The Westmoore boys have definitely had a challenging season so far, but Scott is focused on improving with each day.

“I’m just trying to win games,” he said. “I want to do everything I can to give my team the best chance to win at the of end games. Each and everyday I want to just continue to grow and get better.”

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Scott is a freshman, but that doesn’t stop him from being a leader on the court. He knows that having good character in athletics goes a long way.

“I want the way I act on the floor to show what kind of person I am off the floor as well,” he said. “It’s difficult sometimes as a freshman to be the vocal leader, so I try to lead by example in playing hard on both ends of the floor and staying positive. It seems like I’ve drawn a lot of attention from the defenses we’ve faced, which has been frustrating at times and makes it tough to stay positive, but I feel like I’m getting better every game at handling the pressure and giving my team more positive energy.”

Scott says that his father is his biggest role model, on and off the court.

“He’s taught me how to play the game and shows me life lessons throughout,” he said. “He makes sacrifices everyday to get me places, whether that be in the summer with AAU or to a gym to workout and work on my game. He helps me in every aspect of the game and in life. He’s taught me that you have to work hard, whether working in your game or in life, you have to work hard everyday because there is always someone somewhere else that is working trying to take that spot. You can’t rest and take days off. Everyday you have to go get it.”

While much of his focus is on basketball, Scott also takes his education and his faith very seriously, striving to get good grades and attending church every week.

“The Lord has blessed me with many opportunities to play basketball and without him I would not have the chance to do what I do,” he said.

After high school Scott wants to continue playing basketball at the collegiate level and beyond if the opportunity arises. When his basketball career is finished he still wants to stay around the game, possibly coaching.


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