|| Byron Scott
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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
The fourth overall pick in the 1983 NBA Draft by San Diego and was a three-time NBA champion with the
Los Angeles Lakers in 1985, 1987 and 1988. Scott played 14 seasons in the NBA and was part of the famous
"Showtime" Laker teams with such greats as James Worthy, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Inducted into the Arizona State Hall of Fame in 1988 after a tremendous career that saw his Sun Devil
teams post records of 22-7 in 1979-80, 24-4 in 1980-81 and 19-14 in 1982-83 as ASU made the transition to the Pacific 10 Conference.
Scott's Sun Devil teams went 43-11 (.796) in his three Pac-10 seasons and he earned Associated Press
Second-Team All-American and All-Pac-10 honors in 1983.
Ended his career as ASU's all-time leading scorer and is currently sixth on the list with 1,572 points after leading ASU in scoring in 1981 (16.6 points per game) and 1983 (21.6).
Also earned honorable mention All-America honors from The Sporting News and Street & Smith's in 1983
and earned honorable mention All-American from Street & Smith's in 1981.
Led ASU to one of the largest defeats of an Associated Press top-ranked team when he played 40 minutes and scored 25 points as ASU defeated No. 1 and unbeaten Oregon State 81-61 on March 7, 1981, in Corvallis on the final day of the regular season. Also earned ASU Holiday Classic Outstanding Player honors in 1980.
His 17.5 career scoring average ranks fourth on the ASU career list and he set the ASU freshman record for minutes in a season with 936 in 1979-80. He earned Pac-10 Rookie of the Year in 1979-80 after
averaging 13.6 points and had his top two freshman scoring games against Arizona, including a 31-point
effort against the Wildcats on Feb. 23, 1980 in Tempe.
A native of Inglewood, Calif., Scott averaged 14.1 points in his NBA career coached the
Eastern Conference All-Stars at the 2002 NBA All-Star Game.
His non-profit organization, the Byron Scott Children's Fund, has raised more millions of dollars over the past decade with proceeds going to various children's charities.