Jordan Scott is headed to Moscow to play basketball. Moscow, Idaho, that is.
The former Lewis-Palmer High School star signed his national letter of intent on July 29 to play for the University of Idaho this fall. It ended a very long recruiting process that weighed heavily on the upbeat Scott.
“It was kind of whacky,” Scott said of the process. “It didn't work out until I got to Idaho. It was the last recruiting trip I made.”
Scott, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound wingman, said he has been told by his Idaho coaches that he will play right away and will be used at small and power forward. The Vandals went 12-18 last season while competing in the Western Athletic Conference.
“Moscow is definitely a college town,” Scott said. “I like the coaches. I like hanging out with the other players. I think I'll be very happy.
Scott visited Idaho July 26-28 with this mother, Theresa. Once he was there it didn't take him long to decide on the Division I school.
“Washington State is only eight miles away (in Pullman),” Scott said. “That's kind of nice.”
Scott chose Idaho over recent offers from Central Arkansas and Long Island University-Brooklyn. He also had offers from the Air Force Academy, Wyoming, Denver, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, University of California-Santa Barbara, Drake and Longwood.
Scott will join a seven-man recruiting class for Idaho that includes four junior college transfers - 6-7 Bira Seck (Olney Central College), 6-1 Mike Scott (Antelope Valley Community College), 6-9 Paulin Mpawe (San Bernardino Valley College) and 6-3 Suki Wiggs (Kingdom Prep Academy).