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.
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.