Tracking Former Scots in College

Jul 11, 2012

Lamont Austin in a game against the Florida Gators in 2010.

 


A total of 11 former Highland Park Scots played college basketball this past season including two at Division I schools.

 

Since 2004, there have been seven former Highland Park players that have played at the Division I level.

 

The list includes: James Williams (St. Bonaventure), Theron Wilson (Bradley), Hank Harris (Southeast Missouri State), Kyle Weems (Missouri State), Lamont Austin (Morehead State), Ty Modupe (Illinois State), and Patrick Inyard (UMKC).

 

Here’s a look at how the former Scots fared at their respective schools:

 

Division I

 

SF Kyle Weems, Missouri State, Senior – Weems wrapped up his storied career leading the team in points (15.6), rebounds (7.2), total blocks (20), and 3-pointers (61) starting all 32 games as the team finished 16-16.  He was named to the second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference team.  Weems finished his Missouri State career as the school’s second-leading scorer with 1,868 points, fourth in rebounding (844), and fourth in 3-pointers (240). 

 

PG Lamont Austin, Morehead State, Senior – Austin started 25 of 31 games for the Eagles leading the team in assists (98) and steals (44) as the team finished 18-15.  He averaged 4.4 points a game in his final season with the Eagles.  In his two-year career, he averaged 3.6 points and 2.5 assists in 66 games.

 

 

Division II

 

SG Adrian Herrera, Pittsburg State, Senior – Herrera played in 20 games, starting two, averaging 2.6 points as a reserve guard in his final season with the Gorillas, who finished 17-14.  Herrera also connected on nine 3-pointers.  In two seasons at Pitt State, Herrera averaged 4.1 points in 46 games.

 

 

Junior College


PG Canon Fields, Allen, Sophomore – Fields was one of the top players in the Jayhawk Conference averaging 13.3 points, 6.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.3 steals in 31 games as the team finished 14-17.  He ranked in the conference’s top 10 in assists (2nd), steals (6th), and free-throw percent (10th).  In a win over Penn Valley on Nov. 11, he had 17 points and 16 assists.

 

PG Rico Richardson, Howard (TX), Freshman – Richardson averaged 8.1 points, 4.1 assists, and 2.4 rebounds as the starting point guard in his redshirt freshman season.  Richardson proved to be an efficient player shooting 44 percent from the floor, 40 percent from behind the arc, and 87 percent from the free-throw line for the 23-8 Hawks.

 

G Jalen Boyd, Barton, Sophomore – Boyd averaged 6.9 points and 1.6 rebounds in 16 games for Barton, which finished 26-7.

 

G A.J. Downing, Independence., Freshman – Downing averaged 3.7 points and 1.4 assists in 27 games in his first season.

 

G Da'Vonte Grant, Barton, Sophomore – Grant averaged 3.1 points and 1.4 assists in 27 games.

 

F Shaka Thomas, Barton, Freshman – Thomas averaged 1.0 points in 11 games.

 

G Tre’Vell Luarks, Cloud County, Freshman – Luarks averaged 0.8 points in 12 games.

 

F Jeremiah Brooks, Cloud County, Freshman – Brooks averaged 0.5 points in 23 games.