One of North Oconee’s big men has taken on a bigger role.
Brodie Scott, a senior with the Titans basketball team, entered the 2021-22 season expecting increased responsibilities. That came after the graduation of two top scorers.
Scott entered this week averaging a double-double, sitting at around 15 points and 12 rebounds per game.
He said the reason for his success is because the team in general is playing well together.
“It's just playing as a team,” Scott said. “My teammates always pick me up. That means a lot to me. They just kind of feed me the ball and I do my job.”
Scott said he took it upon himself to make strides between last season and this season, knowing the Titans would be without Dylan Garrington and Jace Saxton, who graduated last year as the program’s top two scorers all-time.
“I knew I was gonna have to take on a bigger role because we lost two of our leading scorers,” Scott said. “This summer, we worked on scoring the ball more often and worked on our offensive game a lot.”
North Oconee head coach Rick Rasmussen said Scott has not turned in a bad performance all season.
Rasmussen said he’s noticed Scott play with increased aggression this year, too.
“He's more versatile now,” Rasmussen said. “He's playing a mixture of inside and out. He's probably our third primary ball-handler in the starting lineup, so he handles the ball more now. His outside shot has improved. He gets to the free throw line more now. He's in attack mode. He's always been a great rebounder.”
Earlier this season, Scott tied the program’s single-game record for rebounds with 18. He hopes to break that record at some point this season.
Additionally, he hopes the Titans reach a high level of success as a team.
“For myself, I'm chasing this rebound record,” Scott said. “There's a single-game rebound record that's held at 18 and I tied it earlier this season. I'm trying to get 20 this season. For my team, we're trying to make a deep playoff run and definitely want to win a region championship.”