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Central Men Add Another Recruit For 2008-09 Season

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- (May 27) Chris Scott, a 5-foot-8 point guard from Las Vegas, Nev., has declared his intention to continue his college basketball career at Central Washington University starting in the 2008-09 season. Head coach Greg Sparling made the announcement on Tuesday.

Scott played the past two seasons at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Wash., earning Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) West Region Most Valuable Player honors as a sophomore this past season. He led the NWAACC with 9.5 assists per game while also ranking among the league leaders in steals while playing for head coach (and former Wildcat guard) Marc Callero and the Clippers.

"Chris provides us with a true playmaker at the point guard position," Sparling said. "He is a winner and a quality student-athlete on and off the court. He has a very high basketball IQ and should thrive in our up-tempo system both offensively and defensively. He is also very good defensively at anticipating (the basketball)."

Prior to his career at South Puget Sound, Scott had a standout prep career at Bonanza High School in Las Vegas, where he earned first team all-division and second team all-conference honors. While playing for the Bengals, he was also nominated for McDonald's All-American honors and led the state of Nevada in assists.

Scott is the fourth student-athlete to declare their intentions to join the Wildcats this winter. Previous signees include forward Chris Sprinker (University Place, Wash./Tacoma CC) and guards Shane Miller (Moscow, Idaho/Treasure Valley CC) and Jon Clift (Spokane, Wash./CC of Spokane).

Central Washington turned in its best season in eight years this past winter. The Wildcats finished with a 21-7 overall record, including a 15-3 mark and second place finish in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. CWU also qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament for the second time in the past three seasons, earning the number four seed.