High School Basketball

Former Columbia, Clemson hoops standout lands high school coaching job

Former Clemson and Lower Richland standout Ed Scott will be the new basketball coach at Lakewood High School.
Former Clemson and Lower Richland standout Ed Scott will be the new basketball coach at Lakewood High School.

Former Lower Richland and Clemson basketball standout Ed Scott will be the new boys basketball coach at Lakewood High School, The State has learned.

Scott replaces Bryan Brown, who left earlier this month to become boys basketball coach at Sumter High School. Scott’s hire is expected to be approved at a school board meeting on Monday.

This will be Scott’s first head coaching job at the high school level. Scott was an assistant at River Bluff last season and also has been an assistant at Richland Northeast. He was the founder and coach of the SC Tigers AAU program.

Scott was a standout at Lower Richland and was part of the 1999 Diamond Hornets’ and nationally-ranked and state championship team. After LR, he went on to play at Clemson and in then in Europe for seven seasons.

Scott was a two-time all-ACC selection at Clemson and was part of the ACC Legends Class in 2017. He still ranks second in Tiger history with 595 assists and was third in the nation in assists per game in 2001-02.

Scott was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 2014.

Lakewood competes in Region 5-4A with A.C. Flora, Lower Richland and Dreher.

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