|Scott playing for the Magic.|
|No. 3, 9|
|Date of birth||September 5, 1968|
|Place of birth||Hagerstown, Maryland|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in|
|Listed weight||229 lbs|
|NBA Draft||1990; 1st round / 4th pick|
|Selected by the Orlando Magic|
|1999||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Dennis Scott at NBA.com|
Dennis Eugene Scott (born September 5, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6’ 8” small forward from Georgia Tech, and the 1989-1990 ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year, Scott was selected by the Orlando Magic with the fourth pick of the 1990 NBA Draft after being the leading scorer on a Yellow Jackets team that made the Final Four, and comprising one portion of Georgia Tech's "Lethal Weapon 3" attack featuring Scott, Kenny Anderson and Brian Oliver.
Scott spent the majority of his career with the Magic, earning the nickname 3-D for his ability to consistently make long three-point field goal attempts. Until the drafting of Shaquille O'Neal in 1992, Scott and Nick Anderson were the leading scorers for the Magic. In 1995-96 Scott set an NBA single-season three-point field goal tally with 267 (which was broken ten years later by Ray Allen). He also set the NBA record for most three pointers made in a single game with 11 on April 18, 1996. On his record breaking shot the assist came from teammate and the holder of the record, Brian Shaw (he made 10 three pointers on April 8, 1993). This record has also since been broken by Kobe Bryant who made 12 three pointers on January 7, 2003 and by Donyell Marshall who also made 12 three pointers on March 12, 2005. He was honored by the Magic on March 26, 2006 as part of their "Remember the Past Nights" program, where the Magic remembers past players for their accomplishments. Other players to be honored so far were Nick Anderson and Scott Skiles.
In addition to his long career with Orlando, Scott also spent notable time playing for the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns and less notable stints with the Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks. In 2004 he attempted an NBA comeback with the Los Angeles Lakers (With ex-Orlando teammate and friend Shaquille O'Neal) but due to the abundance of veteran talent the Lakers decided to go with a younger player and cut Scott after training camp.