High-SchoolColorado: Josh Scott

Five Days of List-Mas: CO's A-List

December, 12, 2011

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Whether you’re putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you’re making that special list for Santa, there’s nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we’re bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: Colorado A-Listers.

In the NFL, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are A-Listers. In the NBA, it’s LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. But who are the A-Listers in Colorado ? That’s where today’s list comes in. Regardless of sport, here’s our list of the top five A-List athletes in the state. Can you think of an A-Lister we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments.

5. Dominique Collier (SO), Denver East, Basketball
Credentials: ESPNHS All-State first-teamer, USA U-16 National Team member

4. Cameron McDondle (SR), Columbine, Football
Credentials: State champ, rushed for more than 2,000 yards this season

3. Matt Florence (SR), Kent Denver, Lacrosse
Credentials: Nation’s No. 6 midfielder and No. 19 player in the ESPNU 100, Named to U-19 National Team, All-American, Virginia recruit

2. Josh Scott (SR), Lewis-Palmer, Basketball
Credentials: ESPNHS Holiday cover, Colorado recruit, averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds a game last year

1. Cyler Miles (SR), Mullen, Football
Credentials: Washington recruit, two-time state champ, Elite 11 finalist

Click here to check out some of the other states in our Five Days of List-Mas.

Tomorrow: The top underclassman football players from Colorado.

Lewis-Palmer's Josh Scott is Colorado's easygoing superstar

November, 25, 2011
Scott reduxEric 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.”

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