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Tubby Smith adds Cory Scott to Red Raider backcourt

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LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith has announced that Cory Scott has signed a financial aid agreement to play basketball for the Red Raiders beginning this fall.

"We are excited about having Cory as a part of the program," said Smith. "He is athletic and was a prolific scorer in high school and a seven-foot high jumper. He is great start towards our recruiting efforts in Texas."

Scott, a 6-2 guard from Copperas Cove (Texas) High School, averaged 24.3 points, 4.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game as a senior for the Bulldawgs and was named the District 8-5A Offensive Player of the Year and first team All-District 8-5A. He led Copperas Cove to the playoffs for the first time since 2008 as a senior and was also named to the Killeen Daily Herald All-Area First Team.

He is the first-ever student-athlete from Copperas Cove High School to sign to play basketball with a Division I school.

As a junior, Scott averaged 17.8 points, 3.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals for Copperas Cove, as he earned first team All-District 12-5A honors. As a sophomore, Scott averaged 12.0 points per game.

He finished his three-year career on varsity at Copperas Cove as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,506 points.

Scott was also recruited by Stephen F. Austin and Hartford. He was ranked as the 39th best player in the state in this year's recruiting class.

A two-sport athlete, Scott is also an outstanding high jumper winning the state title at the 2013 UIL State Track & Field Championships in Austin, clearing 7-0. As a junior, he cleared 6-8 and advanced to regionals after winning the District 12-5A title.

Scott joined a 2013 recruiting class that includes New Mexico Junior College transfer Robert Turner (Augusta, Ga.) and Seton Academy's Alex Foster (Chicago, Ill.).

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