After going undrafted in late June, former University of Colorado basketball star Josh Scott got a taste of the NBA life earlier this week.
After the draft, Scott said there was really only one course of action he could take in furthering his professional hoops career.
"Pretty much we just waited for calls about summer league, and we did pretty quickly after the draft. There was just that option and then go from there," he said.
When Scott got the call from the Denver Nuggets, one of a number of teams he worked out with prior to the draft, the Monument native didn't hesitate to join the ranks of the team he cheered for growing up.
His local college connections certainly helped catch their eye too.
"It's definitely special," Scott said. "It's a blessing and been good to be in Colorado for a little while longer. I think they just liked my workout. Luckily for me, I played in-state so they caught a lot of games."
During his four-year stint with the Buffaloes, Scott averaged 13.8 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game while leading the team in all-around post play his senior year.
Although the Nuggets played three games in four days, Scott had to compete for playing time with team superstars and former collegiate superstars, so he didn't see many minutes.
Against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, however, he did take the court for six minutes and scored two points with a steal.
It wasn't much, but it did allow Scott to get at least a little taste of what it's like to play in the pros in the United States.
"It was cool," Scott said. "I'm excited every time I can get on the court and just enjoying every moment trying to take in the experience."
While it's unlikely that Scott will score a free agency deal within the NBA, he said he's keeping his options open about possibly playing overseas, which is no doubt a viable option for young players looking to further their careers in skilled leagues.