Scott was a Centralia High
School All-State basketball stand-out in the
1930ís. On the track he held CHS 880
record at 2:00.3 in 1937.
He was basketball captain at Illinois State
University in 1942. In one memorable ISU
game he scored 21 points as they beat UCLA
37-21. That UCLA team had a player by the
name of Jackie Robinson.
John later played with the Globetrotters.