Scott Draud
Journey Of Humility In Sports

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Scott shares his story about being humbled at the next level in College basketball.
Through it all, he is able to get his Master’s Degree after making the decision to be red-shirted all while having a great College career.

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  1. Gary Rogers

    Scott, thank-you for being humble enough to share with me about the struggles you were dealing with as you entered College. I too had similar struggles. In fact, many athlete’s are big shots at our High-Schools (your coach in High-School, Coach Shields said you were the very best basketball player he coached in 39 years) only to realize that the Collegiate experience is going to be a wake up call. You were a great athlete Scott and I wish I could say that, that is what I admire most (more accolades that I never mentioned), but it isn’t! What I admire most is that you actually took the time to examine yourself in a more in depth manner and realized you needed a change and asked for that change which you ultimately got. Check Your Game isn’t just being aware of what’s going on in your life, but it’s also about taking action and doing something about it. You did! I’m sure being a Red Shirt wasn’t most desirable, but it was the path you thought was necessary for a better future. I’m sure there are other athletes that may be in your same situation that can get encouragement from what you had to deal with. Oh, and by the way, the results of your decision was great! Not only were you averaging around 15 points per game in those final two years, shooting almost 90% from the free throw line and scoring 1,466 points as the Commodores’ leading scorer in those two seasons, but you also were able to get your Master’s Degree too! Thanks again for sharing and allowing me to use your story to help others as they are looking for advice and encouragement in their situation.


    Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American in Basketball/HS
    National High-School All-American in ’86 in Tennis/HS

    3rd Team All-American by UPI in ’90
    3rd Team All-American by AP in ’91
    Named one of Vandy’s Top 100 Athletes of the Century


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