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Scott Padgett 34
Louisville, Ky.
High School:
St. Xavier
Scott Padgett

Senior: Named a John Wooden All-American by The Los Angeles Athletic Club and honorable mention All-American by the AP... Selected a first-team All-SEC performer in the Coaches' poll, a second-team pick by the AP. For the second consecutive season, named an Academic All-SEC selection... Also named to the Midwest Region All-Tournament team after averaging a team-leading 17.0 ppg and 4.5 rpg as UK advanced to the Elite Eight... Tallied a career-high 29 points in UK's win over Kansas in the NCAA tourney, hitting a clutch three-pointer with 20 seconds left in regulation to send the game to OT. Then scored seven points in the extra period to lead UK to the Sweet 16. Also added 10 boards, his fifth double-double of the season, the 11th of his career... During his NCAA Tournament career, hit 51-of-60 free throws to finish in the top five in percentage at 85.0 percent... Named MVP of the SEC Tournament after scoring 15 of his game-high 20 points in the second half against Arkansas in the finale. For the tourney, he averaged 14.3 ppg and 6.7 rpg while shooting 53.8 percent from three-point range... Scored in double figures in the last 13 games... One of two Wildcats to start every game this season. Started 96 of the last 98 in his career... For the season, led the Cats in scoring (12.6 ppg) and rebounding (5.9 rpg) and was second in steals (47)... After hitting 1-of-20 threes through the first seven games, he canned 42.9 percent of his three-pointers dating back to the Miami game on Dec. 5... For his career, took 418 three-point shots, which ranks sixth all-time at UK for attempts... Against Tennessee (1/12/99), became the 45th Wildcat to score 1,000 points in his career, despite scoring only 28 points as a seldom-used freshman. Finished 27th all-time with 1,252 points... Tallied 10 of his 23 points in overtime at Georgia to lead UK to a 91-83 win. Finished 9-of-12 from the field, 3-of-5 from three-point range... Scored all 13 of his points in the second half to rally the Cats to a win over Ole Miss... Against Duke, finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, despite picking up his third foul late in the first half... Tallied 25 points vs. Maryland on 8-of-11 shooting, including four three-pointers, and added five assists and 13 boards... Opened the season with a double-double -- 21 points and 12 rebounds against EKU... Made the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at UK after tallying a 4.0 GPA in the fall of '98. Majoring in social work and is scheduled to graduate in May... Named to the SEC's Good Works Team in February for his charitable efforts in the community... Tri-captain.

Junior: Started 37 of the 39 games... Finished third on the team in scoring and second in rebounding. Also shot 85.3 percent from the foul line... Named second-team All-SEC in voting by the coaches, third-team All-SEC by the media and second-team District 7 (Ky., Tenn.) by the NABC. Also named to the All-SEC academic honor roll with a 3.44 GPA the past year in social work... For the second straight year, scored 17 points in the NCAA championship game. In the Final Four, scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Stanford and Utah to earn All-Final Four Team honors for the second year in a row.... In NCAA Tournament play, was second on the team in scoring (13.7 ppg), tied for first in rebounding (5.5 rpg) and tied for first in steals with six... His three-pointer with 39.4 seconds remaining broke an 81-81 tie with Duke in the South Region final... Was named to the All-South Region Team after finishing with 31 points and 12 rebounds against UCLA and Duke... Made the SEC All-Tournament Team after finishing the Alabama game with his fifth double-double of the season -- 12 points and 13 rebounds. Led the tournament in rebounding with 26 boards... Against SEC competition, he finished 17th in the league in scoring (13.6 ppg), eighth in rebounding (7.3 rpg) and second in FT percentage (83.3%).

Sophomore: After missing the 1995-96 season due to academic difficulties, became eligible in December '96 and finished the season as the team's third-leading scorer (9.6 ppg) and its fourth-leading rebounder (5.1 rpg)... Named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team after scoring a team-high 17 points against champ Arizona... Drained a clutch three with 3:32 remaining vs. Iowa to give UK a six-point lead before canning a 10-footer with 28 seconds left to give the Cats a five-point lead... Had 23 points and 13 rebounds vs. Western Carolina, his first double-double... In his first start, he returned to his hometown to tally 15 points against Louisville, including an 8-8 FT performance.

Freshman: Saw action in 14 games... Was 10-12 from the foul line for the season... Shot 52.2 percent from the field, and a team-leading 57.1 percent from the three-point line during the Italy tour of '95... Averaged 7.6 ppg and 4.8 rpg overseas.

High School: Three-year starter averaged 19.0 ppg, 12.6 rpg and 5.0 apg as a senior... Finished career in the school's top 10 in scoring, rebounding, assists and three-pointers... Named All-State by the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Lexington Herald-Leader and the AP as a senior... Played for the Kentucky All-Stars... Coached by Joe Bergamini.

Career Stats

Year   G-S    Min.-Avg.  FG-A/Pct.     3FG-A/Pct.   FT-A/Pct.     Reb.-Avg. PF    AT  TO  BS  St  TP-Avg.
94-95  14-0   57-4.1     7-27/25.9     4-13/30.8    10-12/83.3    17-1.2    12-0  4   3   1   3   28-2.0
96-97  32-25  759-23.7   100-244/41.0  47-138/34.1  61-80/76.3    162-5.1   91-6  56  57  16  48  308-9.6
97-98  39-37  1089-27.9  161-338/47.6  40-107/37.4  87-102/85.3   255-6.5   93-1  82  84  27  49  449-11.5
98-99  37-37  1075-29.1  156-335/46.6  61-160/38.1  94-138/68.1   217-5.9   84-1  96  66  24  47  467-12.6
Totals 122-99 2980-24.4  424-944/44.9  152-418/36.4 252-332/75.9  651-5.3   280-8 238 210 68  147 1252-10.3

Career Highs Opponent Date Points 29 Kansas 3/14/99 FG Made 10 EKU 11/17/98 FG Atts 19 Tennessee 2/11/98 3FG Made 4 Six times 3FG Atts 12 Arizona 3/31/97 FT Made 13 Kansas 3/14/99 FT Atts 17 Kansas 3/14/99 Rebounds 14 Vanderbilt 1/3/98 Assists 6 Twice Turnovers 5 Five times Blocks 3 Three times Steals 5 Twice Minutes 43 South Carolina 2/4/97

Birthdate: April 19, 1976
Full name: Scott Anthony Padgett

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