The Cleveland Cavaliers add Trevon “Tre” Scott to the lineup. He is a 6’8” 225 pound forward out of Cincinnati.
The former Bearcat became the first Cincinnati player since the 1982–83 season to average a double-double. He averaged 11.4 points, 10.5 rebounds per game.
While in college, Tre earned:
First-team All-ACC (2020)
AAC Defensive Player of the Year (2020) – Averaging 1.5 steals per game.
AAC Most Improved Player (2020)
Since then, Scott went undrafted in 2020 but has played professionally in Puerto Rico for the Leones de Ponce. Afterward, Scott played in Utah for the Salt Lake City Stars and, most recently, for the Cleveland Charge.
Scott played for the 2021 Cavs summer league team and was signed by the team in early September. However, he was waived a week later.
After signing with the Cleveland Charge, Scott contributed 14.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.3 steals in 34.4 minutes per game.
It will be interesting to see how Tre will contribute to the Cavs in the absence of several players due to injuries and the COVID health and safety protocols. However, with the next man up mentally of this team, he may get plenty of opportunities to show what he is made of.
Welcome to the big leagues, Tre!
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