Even though he will no longer play basketball for us, Bryson Scoot will have a lasting impact with the program. Scott earned a lot of fans even before getting to West Lafayette, and though his time was short, we will remember forever his performance against Indiana in Mackey Arena this past season. I always was a Bryson fan, especially after I got to interview him at Memorial Gym his senior year of high school when his Ft. Wayne Northrop team lost in overtime to Kokomo. He is a nice kid that is a fiery competitor, and it just did not work out at Purdue.
Today Bryson announced he was headed home, as he will transfer to IPFW:
Purdue transfer Bryson Scott signs with hometown IPFW. http://t.co/ErzmCRFQx8 pic.twitter.com/aVDYZkMXSf— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) June 17, 2015
Bryson has to sit for a year before having two left, and if the graduate transfer rule still exists in two years a second transfer to a bigger program is possible after a big 2016-17 season. I sincerely wish him success with the Mastodons and hope he leads them to their first ever NCAA Tournament bid. If Purdue plays IPFW in 2016-17 or 2017-18 at Mackey I hope Bryson is also welcomed with a warm ovation for this last year's IU game alone.
While I wish Bryson could have stayed, his departure did open up the scholarship slot for some guy named Caleb Swanigan we got.