1998-99: Shared scoring lead with 19 markers in season opener. Followed that with 14 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks at SIU. His first double-double allowed him to share the lead in scoring and pace the squad in rebounding. Added five blocks with 11 points at Minnesota. Double-figures in all but three games. Leads squad in scoring (14.3) and second in rebounding (5.9) and blocked shots (24) while leading in steals (29). Had 18 points to lead Ducks vs. Alcorn State. Just missed his second double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds vs. Vanderbilt and 17 markers and nine caroms vs. USC. Led all scorers with 21 tallies and added seven boards at California. Has led team in scoring nine times and six times in rebounding, including 16 points at Stanford and 17 vs. USC and with eight boards at Washington. Shared team lead in scoring with 14 vs. Arizona and in rebounds with nine vs. Arizona State. Scored season and Oregon career high with game-leading 22 at UCLA with five rebounds and four assists and came right back with 18 markers and three caroms at USC. Added 21 at Arizona State with seven rebounds and five assists and added 17 points, four rebounds and a season-best eight assists at Arizona. Led team in scoring with 21 for the 11th time vs. California. Shared lead with eight rebounds vs. Georgia Tech and added 16 points in first round NIT victory. Also had 14 points and 11 rebounds (career high) vs. Wyoming for his second double-double and chipped in with 15 points and seven rebounds at Texas Christian to help advance the Ducks to New York and the NIT semi-finals. Ranked 12th in scoring and 14th in rebounding in the PAC-10. Named to the all-newcomer squad in the PAC-10. Shared team’s MVP award with Darius Wright at the annual awards banquet. Paced team 11 times in scoring and eight times in rebounding.
BEFORE OREGON: Junior College: Scales earned All-Region 14 first team honors in 1998 by averaging 14.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.1 steals for San Jacinto (Tex.). He hit .445 from the field, including .313 from long-range and hit .788 at the charity stripe. He helped San Jacinto to a 36-1 mark and a No. 1 ranking and a runner-up finish at the NJCAA tournament in 1997. The third-ranked shooting guard among junior colleges ranked by The Sporting News is a native of Racine, Wis. Scales averaged 10.4 points and 5.3 rebounds as a freshman. High School: Wisconsin’s runner-up in the player of the year voting helped Racine Lutheran capture the state title by averaging 21 points per game.
PERSONAL: Born Alex Jerome Scales, July 3, 1978, in Racine, Wis. Parents are Jeffery Scales and Alice Johnson. One brother, one sister. Junior College (Coach): San Jacinto, Tex. (Scott Gernander). High School (Coach): Racine Lutheran (Jeff Christensen).
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