Update, it’s official:
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The Toronto Raptors now have four players vying for the 15th spot on the roster once training camp opens in a couple of months. Undrafted Ohio State senior guard Shannon Scott has a camp invite along with undrafted free agents Ronald Roberts, Axel Toupane and Michale Kyser.
Undrafted Ohio State guard Shannon Scott has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Toronto Raptors, league source tells RealGM.
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Draft Express describes Scott as a highly touted guard out of high school who never quite lived up to his billing, but like most of the players the Raptors have been showing interest in, this kid can play defense.
Scott was nevertheless named All-Big 10 Honorable Mention and Ohio State managed to sneak into the NCAA Tournament with a 10-seed. He showed flashes of brilliance as a point guard and earned his reputation as a defensive stopper.
At 6’1 with a solid 185-pound frame and a 6’3.5 wingspan, Scott has decent size for the NBA point guard position. He is also has ample athleticism, possessing an excellent physical profile for the next level. The issue remains that Scott has never been able to translate his physical gifts into productivity or consistency.
With that said, Scott is still at his best on the defensive end of the floor. His outstanding lateral quickness allows him to stay in front of guards at either position, he works hard to close out on shooters, and he has strength and quickness to guard the pick-and-roll.
The 22-year-old Scott played for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Summer Leagues in Utah and Las Vegas where he averaged 5.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 22.6 minutes over 9 games.
The addition of Scott brings the Raptors training camp roster to 18. The maximum permitted by the NBA is 20.
It’s worth noting that the Raptors are currently bringing three point guards on guaranteed contracts to camp who will rank well ahead of Scott in Kyle Lowry, Cory Joseph and rookie Delon Wright.
The Toronto Raptors have officially signed undrafted free agents Ronald Roberts, Axel Toupane and Michale Kyser to bring their training camp roster to 17 players. It is believed that all three players have been signed to modest non-guaranteed deals. An NBA team can have a maximum of 15 players on their roster once the season starts.