Joe Scott
Joe Scott


Palos Hills, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 214


2003-04 Highlights: Saw action in all 32 games while making 31 starts...ranked second on the team in rebounding (4.5 rpg)...pulled down five or more rebounds on 16 occasions...scored in double figures on seven occasions...totaled a season-high nine rebounds, along with 10 points, at UW-Green Bay on Feb. 18th...tabbed nine rebounds while adding six points at Loyola on Jan. 26th...totaled 10 points at Butler on Jan. 31st...recorded 11 points and five rebounds at Cleveland State on Feb. 14th...tabbed eight rebounds versus UW-Green Bay on Jan. 24th...scored 12 points and pulled down a game-high seven rebounds in the Flames' win over Youngstown State on Jan. 5th...totaled nine points and five rebounds versus Detroit on Jan. 3rd...tabbed eight points and a team-high seven rebounds at Detroit on Jan. 15th...went for eight points, seven rebounds and three blocks versus Cleveland State on Jan. 17th...recorded 10 points and four rebounds in the Flames' home win over Evansville on Nov. 25th...totaled six points, three rebounds and two blocks versus nationally-ranked Illinois on Dec. 30th...tabbed six points and six rebounds at Texas-San Antonio on Nov. 29th...enjoyed one of his best games of the season on Nov. 17th versus Mercer with 15 points and eight rebounds...recorded nine points (4-for-4 FG), three rebounds and two blocks in UIC's season-opening win over UC-Irvine on Nov. 15th.

2002-03 Highlights: Appeared in all 30 games, getting the start in 22 contests...averaged 4.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game...led the team with 33 blocked shots, which moved him into fourth in the UIC career record books with 104...scored in double figures on four occasions...came off the bench to tally 11 points versus Bowling Green on Feb. 22...scored a season-high 15 points and tied his season best with eight rebounds versus Samford on Dec. 16...recorded seven points, six boards and two blocks in UIC's win over UW-Milwaukee on Jan. 9...totaled nine points and five rebounds in the Flames' win over Northwestern on Dec. 19...ripped down a team-high eight rebounds, and added six points in UIC's win over Southern Illinois on Dec. 14...scored a team-best 12 points and snagged five rebounds at #10 Indiana on Dec. 7...tabbed a season-best 14 points and seven rebounds in the Flames' win over Eastern Illinois on Nov. 24...netted seven points and corralled three boards at Illinois State on Nov. 30.

2001-02 Highlights: Suffered a torn right anterior cruciate ligament in the opening moments of the Flames' season-opening win over Indiana State on Nov. 18...was a medical redshirt the 2001-02 campaign and retains two years of eligibility.

2000-01 Highlights: As a sophomore, finished tied for first on the team in scoring with 10.4 ppg while also collecting 5.1 rpg, which was second most on the squad ... tallied 9.4 ppg and 5.3 rpg in MCC action ... led the Flames with a 47.1% field goal percentage ... scored in double figures 14 times during the season while pulling down double digit rebounds twice ... garnered game-high scoring honors five times ... led UIC with 19 points against Loyola on Jan. 20 and finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds at home versus the Ramblers on Feb. 17 ... blocked a season-high five shots against Wright State on Feb. 22 ... recorded the second "double-double" of his career with 25 points and a personal-best 12 rebounds in the win over Old Dominion on Dec. 21 ... poured in a career-high 29 points at Oregon on Dec. 12 ... led the Flames with 15 points and seven boards in the win over Northern Illinois on Nov. 29.

1999-00 Highlights: Finished his rookie season as UIC's fourth-highest scorer with an average of 8.7 ppg while also snagging 4.0 rpg ... played in all 31 games during the year while starting in 15 ... led the Flames and the MCC with a total of 41 blocked shots while his 49.2% field goal percentage was second-highest on the team ... his 41 rejections were also the most ever by a UIC freshman and 10th most in a single season ... his 269 total points was the third-highest production ever by a Flames' rookie ... scored in double figures 13 times ... tallied season-highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds for his first career "double-double" in a win over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Dec. 4 ... opened the season strong with a 16-point effort in the win over Norfolk State on Nov. 19 and finished the year equally impressive as he tallied 17 points and nine rebounds against Detroit in the MCC Tournament semifinals on March 5 ... added 18 points and nine rebounds in a home win over Loyola on Feb. 19 ... blocked a season-high five shots at UW-Green Bay on Jan. 15.

Prep/Personal Highlights: Enjoyed an outstanding career at Stagg High School and left as the school's career leader for free throws made (236), rebounds (461) and blocked shots (164) ... finished fifth on the all-time scoring list with 1,078 points ... owns the Stagg single season records for field goals made (219), free throws made (122) and blocked shots (91) ... as a senior, he led the Chargers to the most wins in school history with a 20-9 overall record ... finished the year with averages of 9.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg and 3.1 blocked shots per game while shooting 57% from the field and 63% at the free throw stripe ... set a pair of school records against Carl Sandburg as he finished with 34 points on 92% (12-for-13) field goal shooting ... blocked a record-high nine shots against Oak Forest ... led the Chargers in scoring 20 times, tallying 20+ points 17 times, while topping the squad in rebounding in 16 games ... named the SICA West Conference Player of the Year for the second straight year while earning Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Southtown All-Area accolades ... earned Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune All-State special mention in addition to a spot on the IBCA All-State Team ... as a junior, he sank a school record 18 free throws in a game against Hinsdale South and finished the year with averages of 16.8 ppg and 8.2 rpg ... established (then) school records of six rejections against Hinsdale South and a season total of 53 blocked shots ... in addition to being chosen the SICA West Player of the Year, he was was selected the Star Newspaper player of the year and named to the Daily Southtown all-area team ... garnered special mention honors by both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times ... born April 12, 1981 ... son of Deborah Atkins ... a Liberal Arts and Sciences major.