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Scott twins plan to go their own way in college

Scott twins will go their own way in college

4:57 PM, Jul. 19, 2012 EDT


The Morris twins, the Wear Twins, and the current uber-twins of the college basketball recruiting circuit, the Harrisons of Travis (Richmond, Texas), are all package deals.

The Morrises wound up at Kansas, the Wears started out at North Carolina and when that didn't work out, transferred to UCLA. Andrew and Aaron Harrison, elite 6-5 guards in the 2013 class, have said they'll stick together, likely making some college coach very happy.

But if Bryson and Brenton Scott play on the same court in college, it probably will be against each other.

It's not that they aren't close. They play for the same AAU basketball team, the Indy Spiece Heat, which is playing in the Nike Peach Jam tournament this week. They both helped Northrop (Fort Wayne, Ind.) to a 22-4 record as juniors last season. Like a lot of twins, they're hard to tell apart and end up finishing each other's sentences, but Bryson has said he will sign with Purdue while Brenton has committed to Indiana State.

"Those guys (the Harrisons) are bigger guards than us," Bryson said. "It gives them more opportunities to play different spots. With us, we're point guards and we would have to compete for the same position and we didn't want to do that, so that's why we're going our separate ways."

Bryson, who at 6-1 is maybe an inch taller than his brother, averaged 25.3 points for Northrop while Brenton averaged 16.3. The small difference between them has meant a gulf in recruiting.

"It's crazy how the recruiting thing is," Bryson said. "You just have to be mentally strong and keep your head on and do your thing."

Said Brenton, "It's about how you produce in college, what numbers you can bring and how far you can take your team into the tournament."

Brenton said Indiana State coach Greg Lansing told him he's working on a home-and-home series with Purdue so the brothers can play each other. They're not sure their parents would enjoy that matchup.

"I think it would be weird for our parents because all their lives, they're used to cheering for us together," Bryson said. "It's going to be a different experience for them and our grandparents."

The only time the two have played against each other in organized basketball has been at camps.

"There's a lot of trash talking when we play each other, and it can be really competitive," Brenton said. "It's fun but it can also be a little irritating, because you know it's your brother and you don't want to beat him like that."

Super 16 guard: Marcus Stroman, one of the top point guards in the 2014 class, has led the Southern Stampede to a 2-0 record in the U16 group of the Nike Peach Jam. In his first game, he had 21 points.

The 6-2 Stroman, the state Class AA Player of the Year at Keenan (Columbia, S.C.) last season as a sophomore, said this month that he plans to stay close to home and sign with South Carolina.

"I thought he (committed) too early, but that's the school he wants to go to," said Southern Stampede coach Michael Stokes, a former point guard for Georgia Southern. "He has a great feel for the game and is really savvy. He knows how to draw fouls, knows how to set up guys up, knows how to score. He just has to get stronger and a little more explosive, but I think he's one of the best point guards in the country."



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