Norristown-Raised Basketball Player Shows On- and Off-Court Agility

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Donta Scott has been with the Maryland Terps for four years.

Norristown’s Donta Scott is all about being adaptable. “Life is going to change how it wants to,” Scott told the Baltimore Sun in a story picked up by online publisher ArcaMax. “You just want to be the type of person that can adapt to your environment.” 

It’s a wise outlook coming from a 22-year-old University of Maryland student-athlete.

But Scott’s got resilience in his DNA.

As a child, he survived being struck by a car and the academic struggles that followed.

But basketball has been a steady motivator, propelling him to Maryland U.  

He’s particularly grateful to his mother’s support. “She’s my rock,” Scott said. “She’s the one who got me into basketball.” 

As a Maryland U Terrapin, he’s had to be agile, both physically and organizationally.

The swap of coach Mark Turgeon for Kevin Willard necessitated some om-court adjustments. But Scott navigated them well and found an advantage in the new leadership.

“It was good that [Willard] came in and pushed me to be a better player on the court [and] a better man off the court,” Scott said.  

Thanks in part to Scott’s team contributions, the Terps are in good standing for a possible NCAA Tournament or even a Big-Ten shot.  

Read more about the Norristown basketball player on Arca Max.  

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