RODERIC D. SCOTT FOUNDATION
Roderic DeShaun Scott was born on April 27, 1998, to proud parents Rodney I. Scott and Sherilyn (Renita) Scott. Roderic was always a very compassionate and caring person from his childhood until his passing on March 4, 2016.
From the age of three, Roderic was an outstanding athlete excelling in football, basketball and baseball. He started playing sports at the Southeast YMCA and was a student in the Montgomery Public School system until the 6 th grade.
He attended St. Jude Catholic High School from the 7 th grade until the school’s closing his 10 th grade year.
He was instrumental in St. Jude winning back-to-back Class 1A state championships in 2013 and 2014. Roderic then attended Robert E. Lee High School where he was an integral part of the “Fami-Lee.” Excelling academically and athletically, he was an outstanding student who was no stranger to hard work. His persistence on and off the court landed him many accolades. Off the court, Roderic he maintained his honor roll status while being a member of the Information Technology Academy at Lee. After entering the IT Academy, Roderic developed a strong interest in the subject and integrated many of his IT skills and classroom projects together to obtain optimum success. As a student assigned to the IT Academy, Roderic participated in several community service projects and field trips. On the court, the 6-foot senior led the Lee Generals with an average of 18.7 points per game his senior year. Roderic played in the Class 7A state tournament in 2015 and was named the Montgomery Advertiser’s “First Team” All-Metro selection. He was selected as a member of the Central Regional all-tourney team that year and also played for the South Team in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s North-South All-Star game. He was named the 2016 CO-MVP for the AHSAA’s central regional tournament, and he tied an all-time record during a game against Prattville High School. He achieved 100% from the free throw line by attempting and making 13 consecutive free throws. Additionally, he scored 620 points his senior year. During his basketball career at Lee, Roderic scored 1,664 points. During the 2015-2016 basketball season, his stats included 104 assists and 50 steals. In addition he scored double figures during 31 of 33 games played. Roderic announced his commitment to Jacksonville State University in January 2016 and was posthumously selected as an honorary member of the 2016 AHSSA boys’ all-star team.
Roderic touched the hearts of many and his legacy will forever live on in the hearts of his family, friends, class and teammates.
roderic d. scott FOUNDATION history
3’s up Legacy
3’s Up: The Roderic D. Scott Foundation, Incorporated, was established in 2016 to honor the legacy of Roderic Deshaun Scott, who passed away on March 4, 2016. Roderic was a student who excelled on and off the courts. An avid athlete since the age of 3, Roderic played football and baseball but was most passionate about basketball. He was instrumental in the St. Jude Catholic High School basketball team winning back to back Class 1A state championships in 2013 and 2014. He also played in the 2015 7A state tournament with the Robert E. Lee High School basketball team. Roderic also excelled academically by maintaining his honor roll status and participating in community service projects. He announced his commitment to Jacksonville State University in January 2016 and was posthumously selected as an honorary member of the 2016 Alabama High School Athletic Association boys’ all-star team. The foundation was founded by Roderic’s loving parents, Rodney I. Scott and Sherilyn (Renita) Scott, to lovingly guide other students who want to pursue a postsecondary education and also provide opportunities for underexposed student-athletes. Fundraising efforts will be used to sponsor scholarships, ACT® preparation study sessions, basketball camps, and family and community events.
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