High-SchoolColorado: Colorado Basketball Recruiting
November, 25, 2011
By Lucas O'Neill | ESPN.com
Eric Bellamy/ESPNHSLewis-Palmer senior Josh Scott, a Colorado recruit, is laid back off the court but has a mean streak on it.This story originally appeared in the Holiday issue of ESPNHS magazine’s Colorado edition.
Don’t be fooled.
Josh Scott can come across as a gentle giant. The Lewis-Palmer senior is friendly and gregarious, popular with classmates. The eldest of A.J. and Theresa Scott’s five boys, Josh is constantly carting around his brothers, his friends and his brothers’ friends in his beat-up silver Kia Amanti.
“He’s like the team mom,” says his brother Jordan, a junior forward for Lewis-Palmer. “He drives all of us that live close — at least until a couple weeks ago when all of us got our license(s).”
Scott is also a member of the Rowdy Rangers, a spirit group at Lewis-Palmer. He’s literally a choirboy. In fact, he’s lifting his voice every chance he gets.
“All the time, he never stops,” Jordan says. “When he’s not talking, he’s singing.”
Then there was the time Josh helped a girl he hardly knew get to her car because she had an injured ankle. The 6-foot-10 big man swooped her up in his arms and carried her from the gym, down the hallway, through the doors and out to the parking lot. He didn’t think anyone was watching, but his coach, Russ McKinstry, saw the whole thing.
“That’s the type of kid Josh is,” McKinstry says. “Nobody would have known that happened, he just did it because he’s a good person. He’s just a good person at heart.”