AHSAA posthumously names Roderic Scott honorary Alabama All-Star
MONTGOMERY, Ala (ahsaa.com) — Robert E. Lee High School senior guard Roderick “Rod” Scott of Montgomery has been selected as an honorary member of the 2016 AHSAA boys all-star basketball team, Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association Director Alvin Briggs announced Wednesday.
Scott, 17, a senior guard for the Generals, died March 4 from injuries sustained in an auto accident while he and some classmates were en route to Birmingham to watch Jeff Davis High School’s girls play in the AHSAA 2016 State Finals state tournament at the BJCC.
Scott, who planned to attend Jacksonville State University after high school, played in three straight state tournaments – two with Class 1A state champion St. Jude (2013 and 2014) and last year in the 7A competition with Lee. His team was beaten in overtime by Central-Phenix City in the Central Regional finals this season. Scott was selected as a member of the Central Regional all-tourney team. He also played for the South in last summer’s North-South All-Star game at Alabama State University. Generals head coach Bryant Johnson nominated Scott for the 2016 Alabama All-Star Team.
“Rod Scott was an outstanding basketball player and even more outstanding young man,” Briggs said. “The committee was certain he would have been selected and wanted to show their expression of love for Rod and his family by making him an honorary member of the squad. A real floor leader for Lee, he set a tremendous example for his teammates on and off the court. His memory will go with us when we go to Mississippi next week to play the game.”
The 12-member team was announced Tuesday.
Coaches for the Alabama boys’ squad are Andy Blackston of Madison Academy and Ronnie Stapler of Westminster Christian.