Tandem Friends’ Ford Scott commits to Washington & Lee basketball program


During the process, Scott formed a connection with head coach Chris McHugh and assistant Matt Williams and felt comfortable in the role they mapped out for him.

“Coach McHugh and Coach Williams have done an outstanding job of assembling a squad of high-character and hard-working guys,” Scott said. “I’m excited to be able to grow as a player in a group of highly-motivated student athletes.”

Scott projects to play forward in McHugh’s system and provide rebounding and defense inside, as well as stretch the defense with his unique offensive skill set.

“I was attracted to the program because of the fast-paced, unselfish playing style that Coach McHugh has employed,” Scott said. “Being 6-7 gives me a considerable advantage in play around and under the basket.”

Academically, Scott plans to major in either business administration or economics. His ultimate goal is to pursue a career as a market research analyst or risk analyst in the future.

Like many current high school seniors, Scott recognized that the recruiting process wasn’t ideal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but believes he’s found a home in Lexington.

“The recruiting process has been very uncertain,” Scott said. “Going on visits, but not being allowed inside buildings or to talk to the coaching staff in person was definitely a difficult change to the typical recruiting process.”

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