|Draft:||Round 1 1990|
Dennis Scott (born September 5, 1968 in Hagerstown, Maryland) was obtained (along with cash) by the Dallas Mavericks in a trade with the Orlando Magic, on September 5, 1997, for Derek Harper and Ed O'Bannon.
Scott attended Georgia Tech where he was the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year as a freshman posting 15.5 points. As a sophomore his scoring average rose to 20.3 ppg and he scored 970 points which is still the most points scored by a Georgia Tech player in a single season. He was rewarded for his efforts when he was voted All-ACC at the end of the year.
Things continued on the upswing for Scott in his junior year when he helped lead Georgia Tech to the Final Four. He was the ACC Player-of-the-Year and was named The Sporting News National Player-of-the-Year for 1989-1990. He still ranks first all-time for the Yellow Jackets in 3PT field goals and 3PT field goals attempted. He's second all-time in 3PT field goal percentage and fourth all-time in scoring average and points scored. He was honored in 2001 when he was named to the Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame.
Leaving school after his junior season, Scott was drafted in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1990 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic. The 6'8 forward made an immediate impact appearing in all 82 games as a rookie, averaging 15.7 ppg and being named to the NBA's All-Rookie team. He was slowed by injuries in both his second and third seasons when he saw action in only 18 and 54 games respectively.
Scott was back in form again playing in every game for the Magic in 1993-1994. Two years later, he set both the single game mark for 3PT field goals, with 11 on April 18, 1996, which stood for 7 years and the single season 3PT field goal record with 267. A mark which stood as a league record for ten seasons.
Following the 1996-1997 season, his seventh in Orlando, Scott was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, along with cash considerations, for Derek Harper and Ed O'Bannon. During his stay in Dallas, he appeared in 52 games and averaged 13.6 ppg and 3.8 rebounds per game. On February 18, 1998, Dallas traded Scott to Phoenix for Cedric Ceballos.
Released by the Suns after the season, he split the 98-99 campaign with the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves before finishing his career the following year with Vancouver.
Currently Dennis Scott can be heard as the radio analyst for Atlanta Hawks broadcasts and has his own radio show on Atlanta's WQXI-AM.