Milton High basketball star is topic of discussion in NBA locker room

You’re a pretty big deal if you’re in high school and NBA players know about you.

Milton High’s Shannon Scott is a pretty big deal. The reigning state champions in basketball were invited to attend the Atlanta Hawks’ practice session last Sunday morning. A few of the Hawks knew about Scott.

It wasn’t because he is one of the nation’s best point guards, committing early to Ohio State.

It wasn’t because his father is Charlie Scott, a former five-time NBA All-Star.

Milton junior PG Shannon Scott (AJC photo)

Nope, Scott got NBA-level props because of his infamous celebration after Milton’s win over Westlake in the Class AAAAA finals.

“Some of the guys started asking ‘Where’s the guy who slipped and fell?’” Milton coach David Boyd said. “They had seen it on YouTube or TV and thought it was funny.”

Scott said Josh Smith playfully nudged him in the head and asked “How’s your head feeling? What happened?” They shared a laugh together.

In the post-game celebration, Scott ran and jumped on a table to celebrate with the Milton fans. The table had a sheet on it. The sheet slid off the table. Scott said “Then my legs went out from underneath me, and I crashed into a chair.”

Did it hurt? “It probably did, but I was so excited after winning state that I didn’t feel anything,” Scott said with a laugh. “I’ve had a lot of people ask me about it since, and I tell them I’m fine.” Credit Scott for taking the ribbing in stride with his good-natured personality.

We learned two things from The Fall:

NBA players know about Shannon Scott.

Josh Smith watches GPB.

25 comments Add your comment

Home boy

March 23rd, 2010
12:45 pm

As soon as you said he committed to OSU that should have been the end of the article..If a player gets an education and training from taxpayers of Georgia and then goes to play for the enemy he need not be heard from again. He has no class if he leaves the state with our money in tow.


March 23rd, 2010
1:11 pm

He lives in the Norcross HS district and attends Milton HS illegally.


March 23rd, 2010
1:25 pm

Homeboy and cheater poster,GOOOOOO OSU LOLOLOL ;-0 :-) How about a wink and a smile.Its not all about sorry GA,your probably sorry falcons fans.


March 23rd, 2010
4:59 pm

A Norcross fan complaining about illegal transfers…REALLY? How about those ‘07 and ‘08 championship teams where the only starter who started his high school career in district was Al-Farouq Aminu- and he was only in district because he was originally attending Wesleyan! The transfers from those two teams include Gani, Tony Neysmith, Denzail Jones, Tariq Muhammed, Jordan Demercy, and AJ Hawkins just to name some key players. Get outta here with that BS


March 23rd, 2010
5:02 pm

Plus I’d be going out of state too looking at the coahing situations at the state two primary institutions. Oh yeah, I forgot to say Charlie Scott bought property in Milton district and that’s where his address technically is so it’s legal. I hate Milton, but get your facts straight and check yourself at the door.

osu people are stupid

March 23rd, 2010
6:53 pm

elvisinthehouse ” * you are * probably sorry falcons fans.” if you are going to crit. us at least use correct gramar. is that your (the correct usage) fancy osu education talking? go to back to the mid west chump. at least techy’s can spell


March 23rd, 2010
9:27 pm

osu people are stupid. you spelled grammar wrong. hahaha

Milton dad

March 23rd, 2010
10:03 pm

Homeboy. seriously? leave the room please.

the truth

March 24th, 2010
12:51 am

If David Boyd is the coach something is not on the up and up. Is he still banging other faculty members in the school bathrooms?


March 24th, 2010
8:38 am

Shannon “THE DEAN” Scott hahaha he fell so hard I will never forget that moment


March 24th, 2010
9:04 am

If he is attending a school, out of district, due to recruiting;
then he is only one of 3 or 400 within the state.
GHSA turns a blind eye…AAU is the driving force.
Everyone knows it, no one does anything about it.
Obviously, folks just don’t care.
Do you think it would occur to this extent, in fb., in this state?


March 24th, 2010
9:14 am

OMG ppl get over it, the whole team has property in the milton district. My parents were divorced and could have went to milton or northview even tho I stayed at my dads in the nortview area I went to milton. Theres nothing wrong about this get over it dang


March 24th, 2010
10:20 am

Harrow, Scott, Thorton, all good players that Hewitt did not get, he need to go


March 24th, 2010
10:21 am

It would cost the state enormous amounts to investigate every potential recruting issue in high school. Now if you want to pony up the money to investigate it all than all power to you, but seeing as most school systems are cutting back teachers and resources anyways I think it better that we some of this slide because there are more important issues that need to be taken care of then whether Shannon or anyone else is going to the school that they are supposed to.


March 24th, 2010
11:53 am

The State of Georgia where a poor smart kid can’t transfer to get a better education, but an Athlete can go to any school to play a game. Georgia where education comes first. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH yea right.


March 24th, 2010
1:56 pm

Actually you can transfer to better academic situations quite easily in GA. Well at least in Cobb County. There are better schools that have room for more students ie Lassiter, and so long as you provide your own transportation cobb will let you enroll at these schools so you can escape lower academic situations ie Osborne and South Cobb and go to better schools. Also there are magnet programs throughout the state which will accept kids from out of district so long as there academics measure up. So yeah, transferring for academics is actually pretty easy considering you don’t even have to own property in a school’s district to do it.

Girlie Guy??

March 24th, 2010
5:29 pm

Is the photo accompanying this article of a short-haired girl or a guy wearing his sister’s ear rings?


March 25th, 2010
8:18 pm

Don’t take away the fact that the kids from Milton went out and played with good spirit and discipline. They appeared to be a very well coached team. Where ever Scott ends up I hope that he spends at least 3 yrs in college to polish his ball game and possibly graduate. Don’t get me wrong we do go to college to put ourselves in the best position for the best pay so leaving early for a great NBA salary, is not too bad. But,athletes have to work hard at preparing themselves for life after the “Bright Lights Dim”! Good luck to all the 2010 graduating students and student athletes, Male & Female! By the way I’m a Westlake parent and our star player not getting hurt in pregame would have made it a “Super Great” Championship Game. See you next year!!!

Milton student's dad

April 3rd, 2010
12:34 am

Well said, JR. Ditto for the kids at Westlake. Most schools and their student athletes are admirable for the hard work they put in. I’m glad all the sour grapes and insecurities posted on these HS hoops blogs aren’t typical of the actual players and coaches. Can’t wait till next year.


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