Ayshia Scott reaches 1000 points
Ayshia Scott, a senior at Trinity-Byrnes, achieved 1,000 career points on Nov. 29, against West Florence High School.
The 17 year-old started playing around the age of 8 with a recreation team which won the district championship. She joined a travel team named the “Showstoppers”which won every tournament they played their first season, as well as state championships under USSSA and AAU. In the sixth grade, her father Spencer Scott created the Brittani Basketball Club for girls to travel outside South Carolina and play tougher competition. The team won the YBOA SC State Championship and came in sixth place in the YBOA National Championship in Orlando, Fla. Ayshia was named MVP at YBOA Nationals and won the three point shootout contest. In the 7th grade, they played in AAU, USBA, and YBOA. They played a grade level up in the 8th grade division and won the State Championship in AAU. In AAU Nationals, her team went 3-3 and learned to work harder to play stronger competition. In the 8th grade, they won the 8th grade AAU State Championship again and made it to the semi-finals in AAU Nationals. She was named MVP for the AAU State Championship.
As an 8th grader, Ayshia started as the point guard for the varsity high school team at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School. In the 9th grade, she played with a travel team out of Charlotte, NC, named CBC and coached by Coach Stephanie Butler from South Point High School in Rock Hill. They were second in the state for AAU and played on the Michael White Circuit. During her 10th grade summer, she was invited to play with Down Under Sports International team in Australia and Hawaii. Unfortunately, her mom Tracey Scott was diagnosed with breast cancer and she would not leave her.
The record for her junior year, 9-5, made her become a better leader on the floor, controlling the tempo of the game, playing aggressive defense and scoring when needed. During the 2016 Christmas break, they won the USBA Carolina Invitational Battery Division Championship in Charleston. She averaged a double-double for all three games, averaged 20.3 points and scored a total of 61 points in the tournament. She was named the MVP of the tournament.
Ayshia says some of her greatest accomplishments for high school include being named 2014, 2015 and 2016 MVP for Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate Basketball, MVP SCISA Region II and SCISA All-State Team.