Assistants served four seasons under head coach at LSU
Brent Scott has completed one season as an assistant coach for the TCU men's basketball program after arriving in April 2012 from LSU with head coach Trent Johnson.
Scott has spent the last six seasons as a college coach, including each of the last five working alongside Johnson. His primary responsibilities on TCU's staff include scouting, game preparation, recruiting and the skill development of the Horned Frog post players.
Scott aided in TCU's transition to the Big 12 Conference in his first year on campus in 2012-13, a season that saw the program record four wins over teams that advanced to postseason play. Included among the victories was the school's first-ever against a top-5 opponent, a 62-55 decision against No. 5 Kansas on Feb. 6.
Along with TCU's move to the Big 12 came an added importance of being able to sway top national recruits, a task Johnson's staff has embraced in its short time in Fort Worth. Scott helped the Frogs land the top early signing class in school history in November 2012 featuring three nationally-rated commits in Texas prep commits Karviar Shepherd, Brandon Parrish and Michael Williams. The class, ranked among the nation's top 25 by some outlets, included one signee listed among the nation's top-50 players (Shepherd) and another among the top-150 (Parrish).
Scott served as an assistant coach for Johnson during each of the staff's four years in LSU, helping the squad post a pair of postseason appearances, including an NCAA second-round run in 2009. Scott was a mentor to several of the Tigers' top players, including 2009 SEC Player of the Year and current Sacramento King Marcus Thornton, current New Orleans Hornets center Chris Johnson, 2012 All-SEC second-team selection and future NBA center Justin Hamilton and McDonald's All-American Johnny O'Bryant.
Prior to joining Johnson at LSU, Scott began his college coaching career in 2007 as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Rice, working under former head coach Willis Wilson, who originally recruited him to play for the Owls. Scott's connection to Johnson dates back to his senior campaign, when Johnson joined Wilson's staff as an assistant coach.
A native of Lansing, Mich., Scott owns a basketball resume that extends well beyond his coaching career back to his time as a standout Division I player at Rice and a 14-year professional career.
Scott finished his college career as Rice's all-time leading scorer (1,906 points) and rebounder (1,049 boards), totals that still to this day rank No. 2 in the school's record books. He was a three-time second-team All-Southwest Conference honoree (1991, 1992, 1993) who led the team in scoring his sophomore (16.9 ppg) and junior (15.8 ppg) seasons before posting a career-high 17.3-point average as a senior in 1993.
After his successful college career, Scott put together a long professional run that saw him play for 16 different teams and in eight different leagues in five countries over 14 years. He was the 82nd pick in the 1993 CBA draft by Rapid City, but ended up playing overseas in Greece for Larissa in 1994 and 1995. In the summer of 1995, he played for the Miami Tropics in the USBL, averaging 22.8 points and 12 rebounds per game.
Scott opened 1996 in Italy with Libertas Forli (16.5 ppg) before returning to the USBL with the Portland Mountain Cats. He was the USBL's top scorer that season, averaging 29.8 points while pulling down 13.0 boards per contest.
Scott's success in the USBL helped him to reach the NBA in 1997 with the Indiana Pacers. He appeared in 16 games for the Pacers that season before finishing the year playing for the Atlantic City Seagulls in the USBL. He also spent time in Europe with Taugres Saki Baskonia Vitoria in Spain (14 ppg). The next season, Scott played for Reggio Calabria in Italy (19.8 ppg) before returning to Spain for the 1999-2000 season with the Real Madrid squad that captured the Spanish National Championship.
After another season with Reggio Calabria in 2001 (19.9 ppg), Scott played for Pallalcesto Amatori Udine in Italy (2002) and PAOK Thessaloniki in Greece (2003). He returned to play in Spain in 2004 and 2005 and split time in 2006 between teams in Spain and Poland. In his final pro season, he played for AEK Athens (Greece), averaging 10.4 points and 6.2 boards in 36 contests.
In all, Scott played 13 years with First Division-level European teams. He played in the 1994 Greek, 1997 Spanish and the 1998 and 2001 Italian All-Star Games. He was a first-team USBL member in 1997.
Scott earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Rice in 2003. He and his wife, Brooke, have two daughters, Brekayla (15) and Berklee (11).