Despite not getting selected during this past week's NBA draft, new University of Colorado alum Josh Scott has been thrown a lifeline for his NBA dreams by the Denver Nuggets.
Scott will get to showcase his skills in July as a member of the Nuggets' summer league team in Las Vegas. Scott worked out for the Nuggets last month, and the summer showcase will allow the former CU big man an opportunity to make an impression on scouts from across the league.
CU head coach Tad Boyle said he received a text from Scott's agent confirming the news late Saturday night.
"We knew going in he would make a summer league roster, and since he went undrafted he had a chance to find a good fit," Boyle said. "Playing for the Nuggets is great because he's a local guy. Not only can he play to audition for the Nuggets, but the good thing about the NBA summer league is that he can also audition for every other team. It's a great opportunity."
An All-Pac-12 selection this past season as a senior, the 6-foot-10 Scott completed his career ranked third all-time among CU's top rebounders with 974. He also ranks second in free throws made (504), second in blocked shots (162), eighth in scoring (1,709), and fifth in double-doubles (36).
The Nuggets play their first summer league game on July 8 against Minnesota.