BALTIMORE - KaVaughn Scott, a 6-foot-7 forward from Southern California, has signed a National Letter of Intent with Loyola University Maryland to complete the Greyhounds’ Class of 2020.
Scott, who recently completed his prep career at Orange Lutheran High School, will join Chuck Champion (Philadelphia, Pa./Friends Central School), Dylan Gollihar (Richardson, Texas/Richardson H.S.), Austin Harriott (Philadelphia, Pa./The Hun School of Princeton), Andrew Kostecka (Germantown, Maryland/Clarksburg H.S.) and Ian Langendoerfer (Honesdale, Pennsylvania/Honesdale H.S.) to form the Greyhounds incoming freshman class.
As a senior in 2015-2016, Scott helped the Lancers to a 23-9 overall record and appearance in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division II Regional Semifinals. Orange Lutheran also received a bid to the CIF Open Division Championships, a tournament that draws the top 16 teams in Southern California regardless of division or school population.
Scott earned All-Trinity League First Team honors following the 2015-2016 season in which he averaged 11.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game for the Lancers in 28 games. He was also named to the All-CIF Open Division Team and was a MaxPreps All-State honoree.
In the CIF Division II First Round, Scott’s traditional 3-point play on an interior basket and free throw with eight seconds left in regulation gave the Lancers a 63-62 win over Army-Navy High School. He also stole the ensuing inbounds pass to seal the victory.
The native of Irvine, California, also earned All-Orange County Second Team honors from the Orange County Register, and he was nominated for the McDonald’s All-America Game. He played for the North Team in the Orange County North-South All-Star Game last month.
During the course of his career, Scott set Orange Lutheran’s record for most blocked shots in a game (8), collected 466 rebounds and was second in career field-goal percentage. He was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year this season, as well.
The Lancers reached the CIF Division II State Semifinals in 2014, as well, and they were also qualifiers for the Open Division Championships in 2015.
Scott played AAU basketball for Earl Watson Elite from 2013-2015 and the Compton Magic in 2015-2016. His father, Gary Scott, played basketball at the University of Nevada, and his mother Denise Johnson-Scott, was a runner and basketball player at UC-Riverside.